New software for old Mint versions [SOLVED]

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New software for old Mint versions [SOLVED]

Post by Fixer1234 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:51 am

I have various versions of Mint on different computers, ranging from 17.0 to 17.3. The newer versions are bundled with LibreOffice Version 5; the oldest has 4.x. LO V5 has been bundled with Mint for some months, but it hasn't found its way to the older version repositories. Is this migration planned, and eventually, it will show up in a Mint update? If not, what's the simplest way to get it (add a newer repository to the list vs. backport vs. upgrade Mint to the current version)?
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Re: New software for old Mint versions

Post by Pierre » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:09 am

ypersyntelykos wrote:INSTALL LATEST VERSION OF LIBRE OFFICE

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sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:libreoffice/ppa

 sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 
OR
http://www.webupd8.org/2015/08/install- ... tu-or.html

NB:
"Important: There are two PPAs you can use to install LibreOffice 5.0 in Ubuntu and Linux Mint: the LibreOffice Fresh PPA which provides the latest stable LibreOffice Fresh (so for instance when LibreOffice 5.1 comes out, this PPA will be updated with LibreOffice 5.1) and the LibreOffice 5.0.x PPA which only provides LibreOffice 5.0.x updates".

which explains why one of my PCs would update v5x & the other wouldn't.
- which is now fixed. & they both will get v5x updates.
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Re: New software for old Mint versions

Post by Pjotr » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:11 am

Get it like this:
https://sites.google.com/site/easylinux ... bre-Office
(item 8, right column)
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Re: New software for old Mint versions

Post by Pjotr » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:13 am

Pierre wrote:sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Don't use that command: it completely bypasses the protection of the level system in Update Manager.
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Re: New software for old Mint versions

Post by Moem » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:27 am

Pierre wrote:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
When you're giving people commands such as these, it's only fair to point out to them that this will install all updates regardless of levels or Mint Updater settings. Not everyone wants that!
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Re: New software for old Mint versions

Post by Pierre » Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:55 am

yup - that's true.
:)
and both of my PCs now have v5.1.1.2
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Re: New software for old Mint versions

Post by Pjotr » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:22 am

Pierre wrote:yup - that's true.
:)
and both of my PCs now have v5.1.1.2
:D
They would have gotten 5.1.1.2 also, without that command. For this purpose it's absolutely unnecessary.
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Re: New software for old Mint versions

Post by Fixer1234 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:47 pm

Thanks, all, for the guidance. It was a little confusing that certain apps, like Firefox, are always updated by Mint, even in old versions, and others aren't.

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