Debian moves to LibreOffice
June 23rd, 2011
The Debian project is proud to announce that the transition from
OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice has now been completed. LibreOffice has already
been available for
unstable since March and has now
been backported to Debian 6.0
Rene Engelhard, Debian's LibreOffice maintainer and member of LibreOffice's
Engineering Steering Committee, says:
I am sure Debian and its users will
benefit greatly from this transition; I expect not only an improved
collaboration but also quicker development cycles.
Installation of LibreOffice
Interested users of the current stable release Debian 6.0
Squeeze may add
the following line in their /etc/apt/sources.list file:
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main
After adding this, perform an update and install the package libreoffice from the squeeze-backports suite using the package management software of your choice (e.g. apt-get update ; apt-get install -t squeeze-backports libreoffice ). Previously installed OpenOffice.org packages should be uninstalled automatically. Depending on the used desktop environment, you might also have to install the libreoffice-gtk, libreoffice-gnome or libreoffice-kde packages.
More information on backports can be found on the backports.debian.org webpage.
LibreOffice is a free software office suite developed by The Document Foundation as a fork of OpenOffice.org.
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