LibreOffice Now Available in ppa for Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04
Libreoffice is now available and installed easily for Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04 by adding the libreoffice ppa.
The following steps allow the addition of the ppa and the installation of LibreOffice:
Warning: This installs from a ppa and not from the official Ubuntu repository, hence there still might be problems with either the software itself, or the installation process. The installation will remove OpenOffice.
Optionally OpenOffice can be removed with the command
sudo apt-get purge "openoffice*"
on the commandline. (The installation below should remove the OpenOffice packages automatically, however, it seems more stable when the removal command above is used).
The LibreOffice ppa can be added on Ubuntu 10.10 and 10.04 with
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
Libreoffice can then be installed with
sudo apt-get install libreoffice
Depending on the Desktop that is (Gnome or KDE), the following command is necessary:
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-kde
sudo apt-get install libreoffice-gnome
As explained in a comment below, in order to install the spellchecker the following line needs to be used (with adjustment of the locale (the example uses English-US):
sudo apt-get install aspell aspell-en dictionaries-common hunspell-en-us myspell-en-us