Install / Uninstall Libreoffice 4.2.4 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint / ElementaryOS

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In this tutorial I will show you how to install Libreoffice 4.2.4 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 13.10 / 12.04 LTS, LinuxMint 16 / 15 / 14 and Elementary OS

Libreoffice an opensource and alternative for Microsoft and open office,unlike others libreoffice supports lots of tools,this suite contains the following Writer,Calc,Impress,Draw,Math and Base.For Libreoffice 4.2.4 release notes  click HERE

Before proceeding for installation remove the previous versions of Libre office or openoffice

For LibreOffice uninstalltion

sudo apt-get remove libreoffice-core
sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice core


For OpenOffice uninstalltion

sudo apt-get purge openoffice

Installation steps

Step 1: Download the deb files from their home website
  • For 32 bit download HERE
  • For 64 bit download HERE
Step 2: Download the tar file and extract the package
tar -xvfz LibreOffice_4.2.4_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
Step 3:Login as root user and browse to DEBS folder  and install the deb files

cd  en-us/DEBS/
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Step 4: Install desktop shortcuts by going inside the desktop integration folder and install the desktop integration deb file

cd  en-us/DEBS/desktop-integration
sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Uninstall LibreOffice 4.2.4 

For complete uninstallation of Libreoffice run the below command in terminal
sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice 4.2*
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