Sunday, February 3, 2013

[HOW TO] Install latest LibreOffice in Xubuntu (PPA)

This article shows how to install the latest version of the productivity suite, LibreOffice. When I say "latest" I'm referring to alphas and betas, so I'll quote the "LibreOffice Packaging" team:

Only for the most brave and courageous!

If you're running Xubuntu 12.04, LibreOffice 3.6 RC will be installed. And LibreOffice 4.0 alpha will be installed for the Xubuntu 12.10 users.


Open a terminal window and run:

sudo apt-get purge libreoffice-core -y && sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa -y && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libreoffice -y


LibreOffice can be accessed via Applications Menu > Office > LibreOffice.


LibreOffice Pre-Releases | PPA


  1. Thanks for this Wilson! Would you also know how to do the same trick for LibreOffice 4.0? It isn't yet in the normal repository. Thanks!

    1. I just checked the "LibreOffice Package" team's PPA and still no 4.0 final package. I guess we have to wait for a little while.

  2. thank you but with ppa i have 404 not found! i don't know why. than i've tried to install libreoffice manual with "sudo dpkg -i *.deb". now i have it looks and works very well!

    1. The ppa works. Just checked. But it's too bad that the latest stable version isn't available via ppa.

  3. i can't understand why it takes so much time to put the last edition of libreoffice into the ppa. outside is 4 and in the ppa we have a beta from 3.6!!!! i'll install it every time directly from libreoffice.

  4. this one don't work! could you make it to work again?

    thank you!