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Hi.  I am using Ubuntu xfce  with LibreOffice without problems since years.   I mostly download the 
.deb packages from the internet sites via browser: they are zipped, so I unpack them in a directory 
on the desktop, open a terminal in that directory and run the command sudo dpkg -i *.deb in each 
subfolder containing rhe .deb files.  Before installing a new version you should better purge the 
previous one: sudo apt-get --purge libreoffice*.  In the last version ubuntu uses apt instead of 

You can find some good guides usin duckduckgo (or google) looking for 'install libreoffice on 
ubuntu x.y.

Repos are not always updated and maintained for the lst versions (it happens they don't work 
properly), but installing from repository requires always sudo apt-get install.  Unfortunately the 
last package manager in Ubuntu (Ubuntu software center) doesn't find always packages, it has still 
some bugs.


On Friday, November 4, 2016 3:39 AM, Ken Springer <> wrote:
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


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 


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