How to install libreoffice on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04

The recent conflict between Openoffice.org and The Libre Office community members leave users a bit confused about the future of Openoffice. With the arrival of Libre Office, we might see a more dynamic development of the much loved office suite OpenOffice in form of Libre Office. I would recommend using the test version of Libre Office to see the direction it is going in and build a community around it.

In order to install LibreOffice you have to completely uninstall OpenOffice.org first. Open Ubuntu menu –> Accessories –> Terminal and type the following:

[sourcecode language=”bash”]sudo apt-get remove openoffice*.*[/sourcecode]

Then download latest tar.gz archive containing set of .deb packages of LibreOffice components:

[sourcecode language=”bash”]wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/3.3.2/deb/x86/LibO-SDK_3.3_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz[/sourcecode]

When downloaded unpack archive contents using command:

[sourcecode language=”bash”]tar -zxvf LibO-SDK_3.3_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz[/sourcecode]

And install LibreOffice .dep packages all-at-once:

[sourcecode language=”bash”]sudo dpkg -i en-US/DEBS/*.deb[/sourcecode]

if your ubuntu connected directly to the internet you can install it directly from the PPA Libreoffice, follow these steps

add PPA and install libre office to your software sources or run the command below in terminal :

[sourcecode language=”bash”]sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa<br />
sudo apt-get update &amp;&amp; sudo apt-get install libreoffice[/sourcecode]

Now to make it appear a tad nicer under your desktop environment of choice: –

Ubuntu users should run

[sourcecode language=”bash”]sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome[/sourcecode]

congratulations libreoffice ready to use on your Ubuntu OS

Hope it helps! :)

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