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On 10/31/16 6:45 PM, Virgil Arrington wrote:
Here's how I did it with Ubuntu 14.04LTS. I imagine it might work with Mint, which is based on 

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.


Hi, Virgil,

Method 2 does not work for me. Theory, the Synaptic Package Manager in 17.3 is a bit different than what you have seen. The exact steps you mentioned can't be done, and I made my "best guess" as to the correct selections I see in 17.3 here. What I've ended up with is a cursor that indicates things are locked up. On my Mac, it would be the "spinning beach ball of death", in Windows the endless rotating hourglass cursor. LOL

I can hop over to the Linux Mint forums about this if that is your suggestion. Or I can go ahead and try Method 1.

For others following this thread, I have a number of messages flagged to reply to, but I want to work with Method 2 and see if I can get it to work before replying to the flagged messages.


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