LibreOffice 6.0 is now Available via Its PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 / 17.04 / 17.10 and 18.04

Little over a week ago, LibreOffice 6.0 was released and available for download on Windows, Mac OS and Linux machines.. At the time of the release the latest version wasn’t available via its default PPA repository… Well, now you can easily install the latest version of LibreOffice from its PPA..

This brief tutorial shows students and new users how to install the latest version ( 6.0 ) and subsequent updates via its PPA repository… This is one way to always get the latest versions of the package for your system… it also allows in-place upgrade.. so that all previous version will automatically be upgraded..

When you want to upgrade, follow the steps below

Step 1: Add LibreOffice PPA

To always get the latest version of LibreOffice, add the below PPA repository to Ubuntu.. Run add it, run the commands below:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

After running the commands above, you should get a prompt to install the repository keys to your system… press Enter to continue..

Step 2: Update and Install LibreOffice 6.0

After installing the PPA above, update Ubuntu and run the commands below to upgrade to the latest version of the package..

sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade && sudo apt autoremove

Doing that will automatically upgrade the current version of LibreOffice to the  latest, remove obsolete packages from your systems..

Step 3: Enjoy!

Now that you’ve upgraded, launch LibreOffice from your desktop and begin enjoying… Any previous versions installed on your system will automatically be upgraded and your documents and data intact…

Summary:

LibreOffice, the default open source productivity suite saw a major release last week for Windows, Mac OS and Linux systems … this brief post shows students and new users how to quickly install the latest version of the software on Ubuntu Linux via its default PPA

Enjoy!

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