LibreOffice Ubuntu PPA

The PPA provides packages for Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 users. While LibreOffice has yet to make a stable release it is currently at release candidate stage.

To add the PPA and install LibreOffice RC2 run the command below in a new Terminal session:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Run this command so that LibreOffice does not look like it’s running in WINE:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome
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Note: Running These commands WILL remove OpenOffice from your computer.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. I was actually just going to write about this. I wasn’t going to list just the PPA and the install commands but I was going to write a review. I just installed it, however a word of warning you will have a hell of a time reinstalling openoffice again without some serious cleaning (apt-get purge won’t help) However it plays well with Ubuntu. I have a few problems that I also remember having with openoffice and AWN, but that would be avoided by gnome panel users.

    Thanks,

    Reply

  2. Posted by jonathan fullera on January 29, 2011 at 4:11 am

    Very good advice for computer newbies! Nice job. Keep it up.

    Reply

  3. Hi :)

    Official release happened so there is a more up-to-date page at
    https://opensourceexcedio.wordpress.com/2011/01/25/libreoffice-3-3-official-release/

    It doesn’t un-install OpenOffice first but if you switch off OpenOffice QuickLauncher then both OpenOffice and LibreOffice should work fine together. I think it’s …
    System – Preferences – “Startup Applications”
    and untick OpenOffice.

    Regards from
    Tom :)

    Reply

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