I work at work with Linux but started to use it at home only a short while ago (still parallel with Windows XP ... just in case). I am really pleased with Mint, I use the latest one most programs seem to be updated regularly. I know how to update Calibre (well the website gives the command as copy and paste, one just needs to copy it into a Terminal and run it).
I would like to update my LibreOffice from 3.4.4 to 3.5.2 but it is not updated automatically and I would like to know how to update it manually. How can I find out where a Software is installed on Linux?
I also would like to update other programs, f.e. VLC...
On the other hand you may try the "original" package from libreoffice site http://www.libreoffice.org/download/ but here you must do a "manual" instalation: 1. Delete the old version (with synaptic or command line) 2. Extract the directories and files than in each directory give the command: sudo dpkg -i *.deb (you need root privileges so you have to use sudo) This will install all the packages from that directory.
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