LibreOffice is a fantastic open source free office suite for Linux, Windows and Mac users. But it really sucks when you come to know that there is no auto-update feature in LibreOffice. Yes, really, there is no auto-update feature. You need to download latest version from their official website, remove previously installed version from your system and install the new one.
It’s kind of frustrating, isn’t it?
I use LinuxLiteOs distro and wanted to update the LibreOffice version, but when I uninstalled the old version from my LinuxLite system using ” sudo apt-get remove –purge libreoffice* ” icons were still appearing in my Menu. I tried restarting the computer but the problem remained.
Finally, after experimenting and researching a lot, I found a way to fix it.
First of all, open your LinuxLite terminal and type following commands one-by-one:
sudo apt-get remove --purge libreoffice* sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoremove
Since you have executed above commands without any error but still you will find that LibreOffice icons are appearing in the Menu. Here comes the main thing:
- Open File System
- Click Show Hidden Files in the View menu (or Press Ctrl+H after opening the File System)
- Right click anywhere in the folder and click Open as Administrator and type your password in the pop-up window and press Enter
- Go to folder /home/<yourusername>/.local/share/applications and delete files Libreoffice-calc, Libreoffice-writer & Libreoffice-impress
- Again go to the folder /etc/skel/.local/share/applications and delete files Libreoffice-calc, Libreoffice-writer & Libreoffice-impress
Voila! You’re done.
Check your menu and you must not find those three previously installed LibreOffice suite.
Comment down below for any further queries.