Replace Oracle Openoffice with Libreoffice (Linux)

Libreoffice is now available and installed easily for Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04 by adding the libreoffice ppa.

The following steps allow the addition of the ppa and the installation of LibreOffice:

Optionally OpenOffice can be removed with the command

sudo apt-get purge "openoffice*.*"

on the commandline.

The LibreOffice ppa can be added on Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04 with

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update

Libreoffice can then be installed with

sudo apt-get install libreoffice

Depending on the Desktop that is (Gnome or KDE), the following command is necessary:

For KDE:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde

For Gnome:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome



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  • Last modified: 2011/01/12 12:59
  • by brb