When I type

$ sudo apt-get install libreoffice<tab>

I see there are 141 tab completions. All the language packs are there as well as several support packages.

But libreoffice itself is absent.

Recently the LibreOffice package has been added to the Debian 7 (Wheezy) repository.

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    Are you sure you want to do this? It runs slow on my Atom PC. – Alex Chamberlain Sep 5 '12 at 6:25
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    @AlexChamberlain, Well I am not planning to use it every day. Just thought it would be handy to be able to edit a file occasionally – John La Rooy Sep 5 '12 at 6:28
  • packages.debian.org/wheezy/armhf/libreoffice/download Seems to be there. Sounds odd that there would be a build problem that would make just that disappear from raspbian. – XTL Sep 5 '12 at 7:28
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    It sounds like a Raspbian bug. – Alex Chamberlain Sep 5 '12 at 8:12
  • Depending on your requirements for "editing a file" there might be better options. If you just need text files then gedit would be fine. If you need more rich document editing capabilities, then Abiword might be worth looking into. I haven't used it much myself, but it doesn support the OpenOffice document format. – Kibbee Sep 5 '12 at 12:49

On Debian Wheezy, libreoffice is a meta-package, which installs the following packages:

  • libreoffice-writer: Word processor
  • libreoffice-calc: Spreadsheet
  • libreoffice-impress: Presentation
  • libreoffice-draw: Drawing
  • libreoffice-base: Database
  • libreoffice-math: Equation editor
  • libreoffice-filter-mobiledev: Mobile Devices filters

Therefore, you can install the equivalent by running

sudo apt-get install libreoffice-writer libreoffice-calc libreoffice-impress libreoffice-draw libreoffice-base libreoffice-math libreoffice-filter-mobiledev
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    Aha. I had to apt-get update even to install libreoffice-writer and noticed that libreoffice is also installable now. – John La Rooy Sep 25 '12 at 13:48

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