How LibreOffice could be directly and autometically upgraded?

Asked by Navin Talati on 2021-02-03

In my OS - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, the LibreOffice Version exists as default. Now the latest LibreOffice Version 7.1 is made available.

How can I get my existing version directly upgraded to 7.1?

If I download its new .deb package and install, to the best of my knowledge, both the versions will exist simultaneously which I do not want. I want only the latest one in my system. What to do for this?

Please guide.

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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

you should be aware that Ubuntu is no rolling release.
Ubuntu 20.04 has got libreoffice 6.4.6-* and that will most probably stay that way.

If you want/need a higher version, then you have to upgrade to a newer Ubuntu release (caution, not LTS!) or use a PPA.

My suggestion is for the latest published version.

And for your "knowledge" that this might lead to two versions installed in parallel: No, this is not the case. If you install a deb file with the same package name, then it will replace the one that you have already installed.
You may have two different versions if one is installed with *.deb files and another one from the snap store or as flatpack.

Navin Talati (n-m-talati) said : #3

Reply #1 and #2 both helped to resolve my doubts.