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Can't update libreoffice latest realease

Postby irfs on Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:11 am

Hello, everybody.

Thanks for visiting this page and i hope you don't mind to help me.

I have a basic question since I have been running my computer LMDE. Yesterday I used to have Ubuntu and it was very easy to use. When I wanted to update my software, I just needed to add repository, for example, in terminal "sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa" for updating Libreoffice 3.5.1 to 3.6.1. My question is "how to update my Libreoffice in my new LMDE?"

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Re: Can't update libreoffice latest realease

Postby axel668 on Sun Sep 30, 2012 2:22 am

There's no such thing as PPAs in Debian, but the LibreOffice guys have a Howto here: http://www.libre-software.net/how-to-in ... linux-mint (it's titled Ubuntu / Mint but will work for LMDE, too)
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Re: Can't update libreoffice latest realease

Postby kra4ol4e on Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:08 am

Or you can get it from Debian's experimental repository ;]
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Re: Can't update libreoffice latest realease

Postby Tim-int on Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:42 am

I read viewtopic.php?f=190&t=128503 and I'm still not clear why LibreOffice is at version 3.5. in LMDE, when that version is outdated and not supported by LibreOffice. Stable version now is 3.6.x. and 3.5 support is discontinued
I can see that LO is at 3.5 at http://packages.debian.org/testing/ and there is no LO at http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php?release=Debian. Since LO is maybe the most important user app for a general user, it'd be nice to make it updated in LMDE, so that it uses latest stable release from the oldest branch (it'd be 3.6.x now).
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Re: Can't update libreoffice latest realease

Postby zerozero on Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:49 am

Tim-int wrote:and I'm still not clear why LibreOffice is at version 3.5
because that is the version in debian testing at the moment and with the freeze we don't see many new features added.
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Re: Can't update libreoffice latest realease

Postby eanfrid on Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:51 am

As told above, FWIW on my Debian Wheezy I currently have LO 4.x running fine by using official Debian "experimental" repos. When Wheezy is released, new(er) LO versions will come easier.
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Re: Can't update libreoffice latest realease

Postby Tim-int on Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:58 am

There is some discussion at viewtopic.php?f=200&t=135428 about UP7. It even mentions Firefox which is regularly updated. I'd say it's LibreOffice which is properly updated not in Debian.

I can see that UP7 is near, it's in "incoming" repos of LMDE, as announced on viewtopic.php?f=187&t=144198.
LO there will be upgraded from 3.5.4 (UP6) to 4.0.3-3 (UP7). I would even say that's too much. Current stable LO is 3.6.7. Even LO 4.0.5 has a lot of new bugs, not to mention LO 4.1.1. As a LO user, I'd pick last supported release which is 3.6.7. now.
LO in http://packages.debian.org/testing/editors/ is currently 4.1.0-5 and there is no LO in http://packages.debian.org/experimental/editors/. LO 4.1.x is not a good choice for everyday use, so it's good it's not in UP7.

BTW very good LMDE FAQ post at viewtopic.php?f=197&t=91405.
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Re: Can't update libreoffice latest realease

Postby mike acker on Sat Sep 14, 2013 10:16 am

Tim-int wrote:There is some discussion at viewtopic.php?f=200&t=135428 about UP7. It even mentions Firefox which is regularly updated. I'd say it's LibreOffice which is properly updated not in Debian.

I can see that UP7 is near, it's in "incoming" repos of LMDE, as announced on viewtopic.php?f=187&t=144198.
LO there will be upgraded from 3.5.4 (UP6) to 4.0.3-3 (UP7). I would even say that's too much. Current stable LO is 3.6.7. Even LO 4.0.5 has a lot of new bugs, not to mention LO 4.1.1. As a LO user, I'd pick last supported release which is 3.6.7. now.
LO in http://packages.debian.org/testing/editors/ is currently 4.1.0-5 and there is no LO in http://packages.debian.org/experimental/editors/. LO 4.1.x is not a good choice for everyday use, so it's good it's not in UP7.

BTW very good LMDE FAQ post at viewtopic.php?f=197&t=91405.


not me: to get compatibility w/ MSFT/Office you need the cuurrent LibreOffice . just downloaded 4.1 from their site. I might get the update by doing an un-install/install process on the software manager or i might have to go thru the apt-get bit. we'll see.
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