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upgrade libreoffice

Postby cato40 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:47 pm

I am very surprised that with Linux Mint 18.3 the Office suite ,Libre Office is still at 5.162 ,not a later version.
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Re: upgrade libreoffice

Postby xenopeek » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:18 am

Version 5.4.3.2 of LibreOffice is currently available in the Flatpak category in Software Manager. That is a bit inconvenient to use right now as you can neither sort nor search the Flatpak category. You can attempt to find LibreOffice in that unsorted list or you can install it from the command line. Install it with this command:

flatpak install flathub org.libreoffice.LibreOffice

It may ask you about installing the required dependency org.gnome.Platform. Answer Y to continue as you need this.

Before you do the above, remove your current LibreOffice version because otherwise it will appear twice in your menu (the old version and the new version).

Edit: the LibreOffice flatpak will look a bit different as it will use default themes and not themes selected on your system. That's something that will improve in the future.
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Re: upgrade libreoffice

Postby leadwtZ » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:32 am

xenopeek Thanks for the tip re the latest LibreOffice..

I found that 'sudo' was required elsewise the system fails to create a temp. directory following on from the 'Y' to the 'org.gnome.Platform' question.

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Re: upgrade libreoffice

Postby xenopeek » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:34 am

Installing LibreOffice was the first time I used flatpak on Mint 18.3. I don't recall having to use sudo but perhaps. Try first without and else with.
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Re: upgrade libreoffice

Postby deepakdeshp » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:34 am

If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
I am using Mint 18.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: upgrade libreoffice

Postby xenopeek » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:37 am

Adding the LibreOffice PPA to your system is an option. Though the version is older than what you can already install through Software Manager from Flathub :wink:
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Re: upgrade libreoffice

Postby minitux » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:00 am

cato40 wrote:I am very surprised that with Linux Mint 18.3 the Office suite ,Libre Office is still at 5.162 ,not a later version.
:?

not surprisingly, linux mint is ubuntu based (ubuntu 16.04) and ubuntu, it is a fixed distro, apart from the kernel and little else, such as browser and thunderbird no version progress.

if a user wants the latest version programs, installable and upgradable by official repostory, they must install a rolling release, not ubuntu, or mint or other derivatives.
Sorry for my English, is not my language

When you ask for support, put the output of inxi -Fxz

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Re: upgrade libreoffice

Postby mr_raider » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:12 am

I just used this PPA:

https://launchpad.net/~libreoffice/+archive/ubuntu/ppa


which brings 5.4.3

WHat version does flatpak bring in?
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Re: upgrade libreoffice

Postby xenopeek » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:03 pm

That PPA is a bit fresher than the other. From Software Manager you can currently get LibreOffice 5.4.3.2 without need for a PPA.
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Re: upgrade libreoffice

Postby MintBean » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:26 pm

In a nice turn of events, the LibreOffice team have decided to use Flathub as an official distribution channel, i.e. the Flatpak version available in the software manager is an up-to-date release packaged by LibreOffice themselves. Let's hope this is the start of a trend.

Has anyone installed the Flatpak version and uninstalled the repo version on 18.3? Any caveats to be aware of?

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Re: upgrade libreoffice

Postby mwbworld » Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:31 pm

MintBean wrote:In a nice turn of events, the LibreOffice team have decided to use Flathub as an official distribution channel, i.e. the Flatpak version available in the software manager is an up-to-date release packaged by LibreOffice themselves. Let's hope this is the start of a trend.

Has anyone installed the Flatpak version and uninstalled the repo version on 18.3? Any caveats to be aware of?


Yes - I've been pondering the same thing so hopefully someone has taken the plunge and enlighten us.
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Re: upgrade libreoffice

Postby leadwtZ » Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:02 pm

Hi,

I tried the Flatpak download path and it failed. The files were there but no way to activate the actual application. The Menu entries were strings of code relating to the download!

Not being at all code savvy I looked around and eventually just re-installed via Synaptic.

I have also noticed that using the flatpak option available via Software manger does not work! There is quick mention about 'dependencies' then it vanishes and nothing happens.

Not complaining as I like this Linux Mint/Mate combination (the best I have ever used) but it does appear that things are not quite what they were expected to be.

I cannot see a LibreOffice version newer than 1:5.1.6~rc under software manager (isn't this now 'mintinstall???).

Signed: Very aggrieved Limey! As If!! :lol:

EDIT: I've now got the 'Fresh PPA' in my repo's and forced the version to 5:4.3.2
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Re: upgrade libreoffice

Postby cato40 » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:37 pm

thanks to all for such a quick reply
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