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Those PPA's work fine with Mint.  You can also select another version, for
example 5-2.  This method will replace your current version.  Updates to
your selected version (5.1.x or 5.2.x, etc) are provided through the
package system.  This is more convenient versus manually downloading and
installing each new version.  This link describes these PPAs:

On Mon, Oct 31, 2016 at 8:45 PM, Virgil Arrington <>

Here's how I did it with Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I imagine it might work with
Mint, which is based on Ubuntu.

Method 1

I opened a command line terminal (With Ubuntu, it's Ctrl-Alt-t).

I typed in the following commands, hitting <enter> after each line.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-5-1

sudo apt-get update

After typing in the first line, you'll be prompted for your user password.
The first line adds the repository for LO 5.1.x. The second line
automatically updates your system to use it.

Method 2

You can do the same thing through Synaptic Package Manager. Open Synaptic
and click on Settings and then Repositories. In the Repositories dialog,
click on Other Software, then click Add. Then type in
ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-5-1 and click Add Source. You will be
prompted to reload your software sources. Once you do that, you can click
Mark All Upgrades. Synaptic will mark the LO packages that are to be
updated. Click Apply and you'll be upgraded.

Again, I've used both methods with Ubuntu. That said, I am not by any
means an experienced Linux user. I tend to use Synaptic for all my software
installation needs. I've never downloaded and installed a *.deb file.
Instructions for these methods are found at:

I don't know enough about Mint to know if it will work properly, but since
Mint is based on Ubuntu, I tend to believe it will.


On 10/31/2016 06:53 PM, gordon cooper wrote:

On 01/11/16 09:16, Robert Großkopf wrote:
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Hi Tim,
What I do is unpack the install files [I use .deb files] and place
them all in a temporary folder I call "lib".  Nice and simple, I
have that folder in the "home" folder called "timothy".

This will give me "/home/timothy/lib" while using the file manager
  package [on Mint] called "Caja".

Then I use the "Mate Terminal" [default command line for the MATE
desktop GUI]

This is my starting point for this laptop - yours will look
different since you will not have the same laptop and user name.
This is the default user folder for my laptop.


I type in "cd lib"

timothy@Gateway-NE56R12u:~$ cd lib

I get this folder shown


At this point I use this command to install all of the .deb files
from that folder. I tend to place both the language and help .deb
files - if needed - in a different folder like lib2.

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

This will prompt me to five my superuser password.  Then it will
start a "long" install process for all of the .deb files in the
folder. The RPM system would have some different names for the
commands I use for the DEB based Linux OS [ I use Ubuntu with Mate

So, if you have a folder off your home folder [or directory] with
the name of "lib" [home/timothy/lib], the command line is a very
easy route.

cd lib

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

After looking for this in the web I would make it the same way you
have described here. It's a little bit different to the tool, which is
delivered with OpenSuSE for system-managing with YAST, but it will
work well.
Don't know how to add a dircetory as repository in other sytems. But
with OpenSUSE it works well.



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This installation method all looks overly complicated to me, and is one
of the reasons that I swapped over to MX-Linux where the system comes
as a package with installation instructions/prompts included. Plus the
that the User Manual can be read/downloaded beforehand.


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