As commented at the beginning of this year, during the month of August the LibreOffice 6.1 version was released, a version that not only incorporates bug fixes and problems that appeared in previous versions but also makes some changes from LibreOffice Base database engine, the incorporation of a new style of icons or the new possibility of export the document to epub format, among other improvements.
Surely many of you are wanting to update to this new version, but you do not have or use a rolling release distribution, so how do I update it? There are three methods to obtain LibreOffice 6.1 in our Gnu/Linux distribution. The first of them would be to use an external repository; The second would be to use the snap packet format and the third would be to use the flatpak format. Universal formats already have version 6.1 of LibreOffice and between the three methods it is possible that all Gnu / Linux distributions can access this version in a matter of seconds.
If we want to use the snap format, we have to open a terminal and write the following:
sudo snap install libreoffice
If instead our distribution works with the flatpak format or we want to use this format, then in the terminal we have to execute the following code:
flatpak install flathub org.libreoffice.LibreOffice flatpak run org.libreoffice.LibreOffice
And with this we will have LibreOffice 6.1 working. Also exists the possibility of installing or updating it through an external repository. This method is only applicable to distributions that are based on Ubuntu. We open the terminal and write the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-6-0 sudo apt-get update
This repository does not have LibreOffice 6.1 yet but it will have it in a matter of days since it is a repository destined to update the Ubuntu version of LibreOffice and its derivatives. In any case, one of the three methods will always work on any Gnu / Linux distribution.