LibreOffice can’t be installed even though it was downloaded and extracted

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Hi,

I’m trying to install the latest version of LibreOffice using the Ubuntu Software Centre but it can’t find the correct files to install the program. This is indicated by an error message stating that LibreOffice can’t be installed even though it was downloaded and extracted.

Usually when I use the Software Centre to install software I am required to enter my password followed by a Authenticate or Cancel message box popping up but now regardless which option I choose I need to manually close the box and the software starts to install.

How can I stop these error messages so I can successfully install LibreOffice? 

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Best Answer by John D Armstrong
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LibreOffice can’t be installed even though it was downloaded and extracted

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If you failed to download LibreOffice through Software Center you can install your LibreOffice through command prompt. Before install LibreOffice from command prompt remove LibreOffice is exist

sudo apt-get purge openoffice*.*

To install LibreOffice you can follow the below steps

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install libreoffice

You may also required to execute below query

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome

 

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LibreOffice can’t be installed even though it was downloaded and extracted

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Hello Nicko,
 
As with the previous comment you can try to download and install it using the command prompt. But first be sure to remove existing LibreOffice files.
1. Open Terminal window Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal. Then follow the steps below.
2. sudo apt-get remove –purge libreoffice-core libreoffice-common
    sudo apt-get autoremove –purge
3. sudo apt-get install libreoffice
4. Complete the installation by including the Ubuntu (Gnome) desktop integration:
      -If you’re using Ubuntu (Gnome):
           sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome
      -If you’re using Kubuntu (KDE):
           sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde
 
Hope this solves your problem with installing LibreOffice. Feel free to ask if you have any questions.
 
Thanks

 

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