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Joel, Jean-Baptiste and especially Andreas,
thank you so very much for your help and kindness!
Pertti Rönnberg

On 11.11.2015 17:49, Joel Madero wrote:
I think you really need to figure out what it is that you want. For
additional help I suggest going to the #libreoffice IRC channel. What
you asked for has been provided (how to upgrade to 5.0.2 as well as
5.0.3). If you want "still" version (I would argue it's not really all
that more stable and you'll miss out on a lot of features that are in
5.x series) you need to install 4.4 not 5.0.

On 11/11/2015 04:20 AM, Pertti Rönnberg wrote:
Joel, Jean-Baptiste & others. Thank you for replying.

A short explanation of my thinking.

Many on this list have expressed the advice not to install the latest
fresh version but install the latest bugfix of a 1-3 steps earlier
version, just to minimize the risk of bugs and enjoy new features. OK?

According to LibreO’s homepage the LO5.o2 and LO5.o3 are two different
versions – probably not only regarding bugfixes but also with some new
features; the most recent fresh&bugfix now is LO5.03.2.

So I decided for LO5.02.3 both on my Windows-machines (all 64bit) and
on Ubuntu. Installing on Windows went OK but seems problematicto get
it on Ubuntu (!!??)

askUbuntu says not to use PPA because of safety reasons
Joel says LO5.02.3 cannot (as a specific version) be installed directly
in Ubuntu – not without even more confusing extra hockus-pockus with
debian.tar.gz, etc (but not recommended?)

May I put my main question this way:

what is the general procedure (definite, correct)  for upgrading an old
LibreO version to a newer one in Ubuntu (e.g. Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS)

And the “subquestions”:

(a)must the old version (& its help-pack) be removed before installing
the new one in this Ubuntu?

(b)when upgrading LibreO in Ubuntu does the help-pack upgrade
automatically together with the main program or must it be installed

Please forgive me, I am trying to learn Ubuntu.

Pertti Rönnberg

On 11.11.2015 0:03, Joel Madero wrote:
It is possible. If you want 5.0.2 specifically (not sure why...having
identical versions on all machines really isn't required) but here are
steps (assuming you're using 64 bit machine):

1. Download the debian package located:


2. Untar the file (navigate to folder using your file browser, right
on .tar.gz, uncompress it);

3. open terminal

4. use "cd" command to navigate to the DEBS folder inside of the
uncompressed folder you just uncompressed, for example if I uncompressed
the tar.gz to ~/Downloads then I would be something like this "cd
~/Downloads/[FOLDER NAME]/DEBS

5. sudo dpkg -i *.deb

for the help files:

Download the relevant one and install the debian file the same way as
described above.


On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 1:55 PM, Pertti Rönnberg <>

I have installed the version LO5.02.2 on both my PC (Win 7, 64bit)
and on
another laptop and that is why I want to
install it on Ubuntu too.
But obviously it is not possible -- how come?

By the way. Will the LO5.0x.x helppack install on Ubuntu together
(automatically) with the LO-upgrade or shall it be installed

On 10.11.2015 23:39, Joel Madero wrote:

Sorry that is incorrect - you'll actually get 5.0.3 which is the
version in the repository.

You can also install from the debian packages but this is not
for Ubuntu users - it is highly recommended to install from the ppa.


On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 1:35 PM, Joel Madero <>

It will install the latest version in the 5.0 repository. You'll get
updates until 5.0 is end of life. You'll have to do the same
5.1 is released (add the 5.1 repository, update, then upgrade).

Currently 5.0.2 is the latest version in 5.0 so that's the version
will be installed.

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 1:32 PM, Pertti Rönnberg <>

Joel Madero,
Thank you for your reply.
But this is one of the confusing details:  does your answer not
lead to
install not
the version 5.02.3 but a later/the latest one?

On 10.11.2015 23:17, Joel Madero wrote:

Terminal -

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-5-0;
sudo apt-get update;
sudo apt-get install libreoffice


On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 12:57 PM, Pertti Rönnberg <>

Hello Linux experts,
May I ask for help -- the instructions on the web are too
confusing for
On my laptop (Win7, 64bit) I have recently installed the Oracle
VirtualBox and there Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS.
The LibreO version in Ubuntu is 4.2.8 has only Writer, Calc and
I want to replace that old LO4.2.8 version -- upgrade it to
with all its components (at least Writer, Calc, Base, Draw and
I do not want the lastest fresh versions.
Can somebody tell me the step-by-step process/commands how this is
And must the old version be removed before installing the new one?.
Thanks in advance.
Pertti Rönnberg

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