There is only one version of the libreoffice package in Debian Squeeze Backports:

apt-cache madison libreoffice
libreoffice | 1:3.5.4-7~bpo60+1 | http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports/ squeeze-backports/main amd64 Packages

But I need to install the previous one (1:3.4.6-2~bpo60+2) Is there a way to install it using packages (I don't want to install libreoffice manually as it has a lot dependencies).

  • What leads you to believe that there was a 3.4.6-2~bpo60+2? Had you installed it previously, or what? If you had installed it previously, it would be useful to know exactly how you had installed it before. – Zoredache Sep 19 '12 at 18:04
  • I installed it before using backports. But now it disappeared and only 3.5 version is available. Our application depends on 3.4.x version. – Max Romanovsky Sep 20 '12 at 18:48

you can use snapshot.debian.org, search libreoffice there:



It doesn't look possible via backports

Try looking on the backports website ...


Or the main debian repo http://packages.debian.org/squeeze-backports/editors/

It looks like that version is only available on a few platforms [mipsel, powerpc, s390]

Checking apt on a squeeze machine, its only showing 1 available variant

[/]$ apt-cache policy libreoffice
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1:3.5.4-7~bpo60+1
  Version table:
     1:3.5.4-7~bpo60+1 0
        100 http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports/ squeeze-backports/main amd64 Packages

Then even forcing the archived lenny-backports



deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports main"

And forcing an update of an expired repo

apt-get -o Acquire::Check-Valid-Until=false update

Will give an empty result

[/]$ apt-cache policy libreoffice
N: Unable to locate package libreoffice

Possible solutions

Have you read this article about installing it on Squeeze?


  • Thanks very much! But the possible solution from the blog just describes LibreOffice installation from backports step-by-step – Max Romanovsky Sep 20 '12 at 5:32

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