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how to install a newer version of the Libre Office?

Postby rudar on Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:36 pm

I have installed the new LMDE ISO. I noticed that there is still the old version LO 3.5.4 as a default and I want to replace it LO 3.6.5. Here is what I did:

1) I uninstalled LO 3.5.4 in the Package Manager (I removed it completely)
2) I downloaded LO 3.6.5 from www.libreoffice.org, and I carefully chose .deb version
3) I unpacked it and opened it in terminal
4) I typed cd DEBS and sudo dpkg i *.
5) it was properly installed (I checked it and saw it in the Package Manager), but it did not come to the Menu, I cannot open it and cannot work in it

Any advice, please?
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Re: how to install a newer version of the Libre Office?

Postby kc1di on Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:01 pm

you have to go to Debs/desktop intergration and intall the packages there.

here what it says on the Libreoffice page.
LibreOffice is now installed, but the program shortcuts still don't appear in the menu. Move to the “desktop-integration” subdirectory and install the desktop-integration package:
cd desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb


While your at it you might as well install version 4.0 instead of version 3.6.

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Re: how to install a newer version of the Libre Office?

Postby rudar on Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:10 pm

Cheers! So, I should add this line:

cd desktop-integration

before

sudo dpkg -i *.deb ??
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Re: how to install a newer version of the Libre Office?

Postby kc1di on Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:37 pm

rudar wrote:Cheers! So, I should add this line:

cd desktop-integration

before

sudo dpkg -i *.deb ??

yes you need to cd to the /DEBS/desktop-integration and install the packages just like you did for Lirbreoffice packages :)
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Re: how to install a newer version of the Libre Office? [SOL

Postby rudar on Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:14 am

I did it! Thanks! Here are all the steps I took, if someone else stumbles upon the same problem:

1) download the desired version from http://www.libreoffice.org (and be careful about what you are looking for, I learned the difference between .deb and .rpm !)

2) completely remove the previous version of the program through Package Manager

3) extract the folder downloaded from the Internet in Home

4) open it in Terminal (right click, Open in Terminal)

5) cd DEBS

6) sudo dpkg -i *.deb

7) cd desktop-integration

8) sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Read, write and enjoy! Many thanks! :P
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Re: how to install a newer version of the Libre Office?

Postby kc1di on Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:11 am

Glad it worked for you , enjoy ;)
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Re: how to install a newer version of the Libre Office?

Postby Dai777 on Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:03 am

These are old instructions that will need modyfying but they will work for you. First unistall the present office then follow these instructions they will need to be modified to LMDE and present libreoffice:

Installling LibreOffice X:

navigate to LibreOffice folder and run the folllowing command in the terminal:
sudo dpkg -i *.deb

uninstall LibreOffice core for previous openoffice in synaptic

navigate into LibreOffice-X/DEBS/desktop-integration and double click on
desktop-integration to install the LibreOffice X menus


X=version number

Hope this helps
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Re: how to install a newer version of the Libre Office?

Postby millpond on Fri Apr 26, 2013 3:13 pm

There has been no mention of what to do if one has already istalled Libreoffice4.
And is not especially keen of eradicating v3 until v4 has been put through some testing.
Especially if one wantas to mix and match....

I put v4 in /opt and created desktop links to it in Cinnamon.
Run both versions there now.

v3 is scattereed all around the place and there does not appear to be any /DEB in Wheezy.
v4 is situated all in one location, and as time goes by I will probably just turn the old executables into symlinks to /opt.

Is there any way to get KDE to accept Cinnamon created links?
I really do hate any desktop that tries to interfere with user created icons, and just noticed that KDE only seems to allow 'launchers' from its software manager.
If thats true I'll scrap it, and stay with Cinnamon.
I am certainly goining to stop recommending KDE.
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Re: how to install a newer version of the Libre Office?

Postby altscribe on Sun May 19, 2013 5:29 pm

Most of what you are seeing is terminology only. "Shortcuts" and "Launchers" contain substantially the same info. Have not had a problem with these interchanging myself - but REMEMBER, the desktop information are kept in different places and separate files not just in KDE and Gnome (Cinnamon, Mate, etc.), but in several other of the GUI's available as well. When you bring up a new GUI and find your, say, Gnome desktop icons there it has usually been automagically imported into the other GUI's "desktop settings" file. For those interfaces that don't readily cooperate there are several approaches - I have found that with the relatively small number of desktop icons it's easiest to just fix it "by hand" and skip all the study, mainly because being an expert on the desktop icon saving and management conventions of different Linux interfaces is pretty low priority compared to other things you could be learning. OTOH, if you are professional support person, this is the kind of thing that separates you from "the herd" and might show up on an eval, or promotion...

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