Post by James Wobanwu
I uninstalled LibreOffice last week to try out OpenOffice, but I don't
like OO and want to go back to Libre. What commands should I use for
reinstallation? I know this sounds pretty basic, but not sure whether
to use PPA, Deb file, or ?
I booted Ub Mate 20.04. Its updated repo/s are LO 6.4.6; the LO site
provides 'generic' deb/s for 7.1.1 (for early adopters) & 7.0.5 (tested
longer) and the .ppa provided by the LO packaging team provides 7.0.4rc
which the 'notes' provided during the addition of the .ppa describe the
rc vs release situation.
Personally, I would rather have the 7.0.x which is 'specific' for my
distro Focal than the 'older' 6.4.6 in the default repo/s or the 'early'
non-specific 7.1.1 .deb.
It isn't necessary to have uninstalled LO to try OO, but in this case
you will be 'advancing' to 7 if you add the .ppa instead of using your
repo/s to reinstall 6.4.6.
Personally again, I would do it graphically rather than by commands,
except I generally use commands for the .ppa and synaptic (added) for