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For Linux Mint your LO install may receive patches (but not version
updates) when you run updates to Linux Mint.  Linux Mint can be updated via
an icon in the task bar or the 'Update Manager'.  If you are happy with
that version of LO and LM 17.2 then simply keep LM 17.2 updated.

If you move to LM 17.3 the included version of LO is  Linux Mint
uses the Ubuntu packages for LO which I've found to include most important
bug fixes and various favorable tweaks to the default settings.

With extra effort you can install and use a newer version from  I do this when I want to use or check out new features:

To Add & Remove LO DEB packages on Linux:
To remove:
1 - user1:/opt$ sudo aptitude remove libreofficeX.X
libreofficeX.X-debian-menus libreofficeX.X-ure
2 - verify complete removal via: user1:/opt$ sudo aptitude search
libreoffice | grep ^i

To add:
1 - Get files from

2 - Extract each under /opt:
    user1@PC:/opt$ sudo tar -zxvf [file1 | file2]

3 - Install program:
    user1@PC:/opt/LibreOffice_version_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS$  sudo dpkg -i
 sudo dpkg -i *.deb

4 - Optionally, delete downloaded and extracted files (but do not delete
the program directory /opt/libreofficeX.X)

A command line approach is not necessary but I use it because it is easy to
show the steps.

On Sat, Apr 2, 2016 at 6:40 AM, M Henri Day <> wrote:

2016-04-02 12:28 GMT+02:00 Thomas Blasejewicz <>:

Good evening
Questions about updating LibreOffice.
In the past I read somewhere that there is an option of "automatic"
(online) updating for Linux, but not for Windows.
In case of Windows I am "used" to download everything from scratch.

However, trying to set up a Linux machine (Mint 17.2) for work, I
that the description of the
help documentation does NOT correspond to the actual situation:
    Choose Tools - Options - LibreOffice - Online Update

On my LO 4.4 installation on the said Mint 17.2 machine there ***IS NO***
item called "online update".

Is there a trick to do that?

I also just downloaded the latest version 5.1, but that will not install
I am supposed to:
    Right-click within the directory and choose "Open in Terminal" ...
    sudo dpkg -i *.deb
but get the error:
    "dpkg: error processing archive *.deb (--install):
    cannot access archive: No such file or directory"

Any trick to solve this problem?
Thank you.

​You might want to try installing a LibreOffice PPA (, Thomas, works
for me....


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