Updating Libreoffice


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by antonio8909 » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:57 am
Hi,

I have on my Raspbian Jessie the Libreoffice 4.3.3.2 and I want to upgrade to Libreoffice 5.2.0.

How can I do it?

Thanks!
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by asandford » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:48 am
antonio8909 wrote:Hi,

I have on my Raspbian Jessie the Libreoffice 4.3.3.2 and I want to upgrade to Libreoffice 5.2.0.

How can I do it?

Thanks!

Assumng that LO is part of the standard Debian Jessie build, then it won't update much (if any) from the version you have with apt; when the OS is released it locks packages at the current version and they're only updated for critical security / bug fixes. If the RPF added it to the Raspbian Jessie build, then they can update it if they want.

Your only other options are to remove all installed LO packages, then build from source, or run an installer if one is available for the archtecture you are using.
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by fruitoftheloom » Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:07 am
antonio8909 wrote:Hi,

I have on my Raspbian Jessie the Libreoffice 4.3.3.2 and I want to upgrade to Libreoffice 5.2.0.

How can I do it?

Thanks!


As far as I am aware only ArchLinuxArm has 5.2 in their Repository

https://archlinuxarm.org/packages/armv7 ... fice-fresh

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by Hiisi » Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:45 am
fruitoftheloom wrote:
As far as I am aware only ArchLinuxArm has 5.2 in their Repository

https://archlinuxarm.org/packages/armv7 ... fice-fresh

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Any way to install it under Jessie?
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by fruitoftheloom » Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:22 am
Hiisi wrote:
fruitoftheloom wrote:
As far as I am aware only ArchLinuxArm has 5.2 in their Repository

https://archlinuxarm.org/packages/armv7 ... fice-fresh

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Any way to install it under Jessie?


Yes with Raspbian go from Jessie (Stable) to Stretch (Testing) and you will have lots of newer packages not just LibreOffice ;)
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by Hiisi » Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:24 pm
fruitoftheloom wrote:Yes with Raspbian go from Jessie (Stable) to Stretch (Testing) and you will have lots of newer packages not just LibreOffice ;)

Thanks!
Just for the input: I did the following. Edited /etc/apt/sources.list file, changed 'jessie' to 'stretch', then
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sudo apt-get update
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sudo apt-get install libreoffice
Aftewards edited the sources file again to its previous state. Everything worked like a charm! Althrough it's advicable to back-up any important data in advance. This way I have LO 5 running under raspbian jessie.
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