Monday, 4 October 2010

How to install libreoffice in Ubuntu using PPA

LibreOffice is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. It is free software and therefore free to download, use and distribute.

Beta Release Notes

This beta release is not intended for production use!

There are a number of known issues being worked on:

    * All builds are English-only (en-US). We regret that we were unable to provide other localized versions. We are currently working on an improved mechanism to make localized versions in your language available.
    * The LibreOffice branding and renaming is new and work in progress. You may still see old graphics, icons or websites. So please bear with us. This also applies to the BrOffice.org branding - applicable in Brazil.
    * If you want to extend LibreOffice with new features via Extensions, then the link within the software refers, in error, to the OpenOffice.org Extension website. For Free Software extensions, please use the FSF Extension List at http://fsf.org/openoffice instead.
    * The current LibreOffice beta replaces any existing OpenOffice.org installation, on Windows. Installations should co-exist in the future.

Install libreoffice in Ubuntu using PPA

Open the terminal and run the following commands

echo 'deb http://download.tuxfamily.org/gericom/libreoffice /' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys 890E7A26

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libreoffice3* lobasis3.3*


Screenshot


26 comments:

  1. The first command line is incorrect. One letter was left out and it makes a big difference. It should be

    echo 'deb http://download.tuxfamily.com/gericom/libreoffice/' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

    Without the -a (to append the new line) the command replaces the whole sources.list file with only the one new line (a real bummer).

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  2. Download the file for 32bit or 64bit, extract, as root do dpkg -i *. Not real complicated.

    Three simple steps without adding another PPA to the million already needed for Ubuntu.

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  3. Thanks for your update i just updated the article

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  4. >sudo apt-get install libreoffice3

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package libreoffice3

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  5. I tried this on my Kubuntu 10.04 x86_64 machine, and apt says it can't find the package libreoffice3.

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  6. E: Couldn't find package libreoffice3

    That's what I get when i try to install, also, I checked the repository in synaptic, and the only available package is "libreoffice-debian-menus" nothing else.

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  7. I did all the stuff listed and I get a:

    ~ Tue Oct 05 $ sudo apt-get install libreoffice3
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package libreoffice3

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  8. This is not working for me, it says it's downloaded but it's not showing up anywhere. I can't open any documents now.

    Help? I can't believe how complicated it is to download programs on ubuntu. I miss my Windows 7.

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  9. Ok dumb question: followed directions and installed it but there's no icons on the menu or desktop or windows that opened up after installation. What do I type in the terminal to open up the LibreOffice screen like the shot above? Thanks!

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  10. Alternatively< you could do this:

    First you need to download libreoffice tar.gz file from herehttp://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/

    Once you downloaded you can extract this file by right click on it and select extract here now you should be having en-US folder inside this you should be able to see DEBS folder.Installing all these deb files are easy from command line so open the terminal and run the following comamnd

    sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/en-US/DEBS/*.deb

    Finally you need to install desktop integration deb package using the following command

    sudo dpkg -i ~/Desktop/en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration/libreoffice3.3-debian-menus_3.3-9526_all.de

    Source Ubuntu Geek: http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-install-libreoffice-in-ubuntu-using-deb-packages.html

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  11. This does not work at all for me. I have no option to install libreoffice3, the only package that i can install and that apt picks up is libreoffice-debian-menus.

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  12. How do you start libreoffice once its installed.
    It intalled just fine but no icons appeared in the meny.

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  13. I see only 386 debs in there and also is it not specific to the ubuntu version?

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  14. Type libreoffice into the command line and it will start up for you.

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  15. This appeared to work until I got after sudo apt-get user update:
    E:Malformed line 54 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist)

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  16. A lot of work for nothing. Going back to Open Office.

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  17. The most obvious reason why someone can and others can't find the package is that the site hosting it, only has x86 packages. This means that if you run 64 bit Ubuntu you won't be able to install it from there.

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  18. Just to balance out the frustrated comments here, this worked perfectly on my 32 bit Ubuntu machine. When I started it up the first time I just had to use the "LibreOffice 3.3" launcher, rather than the dedicated launchers for Writer, Calc, etc.

    And by the way, I've just been setting up a Win7 install for my kids and find it *much* more complicated to download and install most software on Windows. Most of what I need is right in the Ubuntu Software Centre--no browsing and downloading individual installers for everything. If you want a graphical way of adding repositories, install UbuntuTweak. Its source centre is fantastic.

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  19. I go for the underdog. I'll install libreoffice.

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  20. E: Couldn't find package lobasis3.3*

    strange. added ppa & the actual program itself installs (yes after an apt update too)

    any ideas?

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  21. correction:
    sudo apt-get install libreoffice3* libobasis3.3*

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  22. There are only i386 packages at download.tuxfamily.org/gericom/libreoffice
    no amd64 packages (except libreoffice-debian-menus)

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  23. the "13 October 2010 12:47" by Anonymous post/comment/what have you works a-ok, I think. 'll let'cha know after a reboot :-S

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  24. Last line should be:
    sudo apt-get install libreoffice3* libobasis3.3*

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  25. "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa" instead of all that nonsense to add the ppa

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  26. Did all the above. Just got:


    darren@Ubuntu-Desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice3* libobasis3.3*
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Couldn't find package libreoffice3*
    darren@Ubuntu-Desktop:~$

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