How to upgrade your LibreOffice to LibreOffice 6.1

LibreOffice 6.0

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.

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  1.   Jose luis mateo said


    I have tried to install the ppa: and it actually updates me (supposedly) to version 6.0.6, there is only one problem that the update does not appear but there is the usual one, 6.0.5.

    I mean, I'm going to try with Snap, it installs it, it appears duplicated with 6.0 but no 6.1 application starts, I wonder, is that because the other one is there? I delete it (6.0) and reinstall the snap. Nothing, still not starting.

    I remove the snap to go back to 6.0 with the ppa and it doesn't even install. Good mess I have.

    Some help please.


  2.   Jose luis mateo said

    Added to my previous comment:

    From the terminal I have gone to the indicated repository and reinstalled libreoffice, now it has installed version 6.0.6, but despite selecting my language (Spanish / Spain), it continues to work in the default language, English.

    Why is it so difficult? With the current configuration it worked perfectly for me in Spanish since I had the language pack installed. I do not know what to do.


  3.   Jose luis mateo said

    Third comment:

    Fixed, from the repository I have installed the language pack. Everything 100%.

    Too bad it didn't work for me through Snap but it's the same, that's it.

    Greetings and end of topic for my part

  4.   Shalem Dior Juz said

    Be careful, the installation from ppa in the case of Libreoffice they have an organized system such that for each version .1, .2, .3, etc., that is, for each integer, they create their own repository. Currently from this system they are in version 6.06 and are not offering 6.1. If it appears, they will create their own repository: ppa: libreoffice / libreoffice-6-1.

    Those who still have the ppa repository: libreoffice / libreoffice-6-0, will only get updates from that branch (6.01, 6.02, 6.03… 6.06, etc.). If you dare to want to obtain the latest version with an integer available, it will only be a matter of adding the repository, updating and voila, it will not be necessary to uninstall and purge. This only applies to versions from ppa.

  5.   lepronet said

    Hello, the repository indication is wrong, the correct one is:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa: libreoffice / ppa
    sudo apt update

    In this, it will be updated from version 6.0.6 to 6.1

  6.   Night Vampire said

    You can also have version 6.1 by downloading the version in AppImage format.