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Hi :)
So to install that PPA from a command-line the command is probably
something like;

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:libreoffice/ppa

I'm not sure what the -y tag does though.

This is the PPA for the latest "Fresh" so it might be good for your own
machine but your clients and any machine that you can't easily access to
help with any problems that might arise and any machines that don't have a
decent internet connection might want to settle down on a "Still" from some
other PPA or the regular repos or something.
Regards from
Tom :)

On 16 February 2015 at 18:16, Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster <> wrote:

On 02/16/2015 12:59 PM, M Henri Day wrote:

2015-02-16 15:53 GMT+01:00 Tim---Kracked_P_P---webmaster <>:

 On 02/15/2015 03:18 PM, M Henri Day wrote:

 2015-02-14 9:31 GMT+01:00 Mike Scott <>:

  On 13/02/15 18:24, sqroot wrote:

  thanks mike! adding the ppa means, you did not remove the old

in the first place?

  Correct. I added the ppa, did a refresh, and was offered the new

in synaptic.

(Irrelevant probably, but synaptic then refused to actually do the
- but this has happened lately for various packages, not just LO. Using
(or was it apt-get?) directly performed all the upgrades correctly.)

  ​Mike, I use the LO PPA to install all the upgrades to my 64-bit

box (currently 17.1)​
​, which means that they are installed automatically via the Update
- i e, I don't have to look for them in Synaptic or use «apt-get» in a
terminal to install them. Very convenient, but as I recently mentioned
another thread, Base seems to be missing from the latest version
installed on this computer - in any event, when I click the Base icon in
LibreOffice nothing at all happens, and when I enter «soffice --base»
in a
terminal, LibreOffice opens not to Base, but to Writer !...

I'm not a frequent user of Base, but I can't recall encountering this
problem with previous versions of LO on Mint. I note that all LO
including Base, work just fine on my Windows 64-bit 8.1 box. Any
suggestions as to what may be wrong and how to fix it would be greatly
appreciated !...


 PPA installs are fine, if you want to run the one that is currently on
PPA list.

Personally, I have not changed over to the 4.4.0.x package.  I usually
wait for the .2 or .3 version before I switch.

Because of an extended illness, I have not started "testing" 4.4.0.x on
one of my systems.  I do this before I install the new "line" onto my
main/default system.

It might be helpful to have someone to post the PPA "script" here so
who want to try it can get the correct install procedure.

​Tim, here the URL of the «LibreOffice packaging team»​
​'s webpage on the Launchpad site :


Thanks, I have saved the info in a Writer document.

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