How to Install Latest LibreOffice in Linux

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LibreOffice Requirements

  1. Kernel 3.10 or higher version.
  2. glibc2 version 2.17 or higher version
  3. Minimum 256MB and recommended 512MB RAM
  4. 1.55GB available Hard disk space
  5. Desktop (Gnome or KDE)

Step 1: Downloading LibreOffice

Go to the official LibreOffice download page and grab the latest version that bundled with all the binary packages as a .tar.gz archive file. Alternatively, you can use the following wget command to download the LibreOffice directly in the terminal as shown.

For RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
# cd /tmp
# wget https://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/7.1.3/rpm/x86_64/LibreOffice_7.1.3_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz
For Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint
$ sudo cd /tmp
$ sudo https://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/7.1.3/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_7.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

Step 2: Extracting LibreOffice Package

After downloading the LibreOffice package, use the tar command to extract it under /tmp directory or in a directory of your choice.

On RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
# tar zxvf LibreOffice_7.1.3_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz	
On Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint
$ sudo tar zxvf LibreOffice_7.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

Step 4: Installing LibreOffice in Linux Desktop

After extracting the package, you will get a directory and under this, there will be a sub-directory called RPMS or DEBS. Now, run the following command to install it.

On RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
# cd /tmp/LibreOffice_7.1.3.2_Linux_x86-64_rpm/RPMS/
# yum localinstall *.rpm
OR
# dnf install *.rpm    [On Fedora 23+ versions]
On Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint
$ sudo cd /tmp/LibreOffice_7.1.3.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Step 5: Starting LibreOffice in Linux

Once the installation process completes you will have LibreOffice icons in your desktop under Applications –> Office menu or start the application by executing the following command on the terminal.

# libreoffice7.1
Answered on August 30, 2021.
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