I'm completely new to Linux OS and have managed to install Elementary on to a netbook, but I'm a bit lost as to how to install Libre Office.

Note that I do not, and will not, be using internet access on the netbook I'm using for this.

However, since much of the info refers to the Downloads directory, I have transferred the latest version of LibreOffice to there, and extracted the files, which are in a DEB folder.

I can get so far as the Terminal being pointe dto the Download directory as follows


From here I have tried 'sudo dpkg -i *.deb'

and am met with the error message as follows:

dpkg: error processing archive *.deb (--install): cannot access archive: No such file or directory Errors were encountered while processing

Any suggestions ?

2 Answers 2


Libre office should be in the Elementary App Center.

In case it is not, from the terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update

This will add the repository in your package manager and update it. and after: sudo apt-get install libreoffice

  • Thanks Vincenzo. It is not in the App Centre And when I try to run 'sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa sudo apt-get update', the response is 'command not found' FYI the OS version is elementaryos-0.4.1-stable.20180214
    – JaySonic
    Commented Mar 5, 2018 at 22:26
  • sorry, my mistake: first " sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa " Commented Mar 5, 2018 at 23:36


I didn't want to connect online, but ended up doing so out of desperation, and have now installed LibreOffice.

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