Install LibreOffice 6.0.4 in RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

LibreOffice is an open source and much powerful personal productivity office suit for Linux, Windows & Mac, that provides feature rich functions for word document, data processing, spreadsheets, presentation, drawing, Calc, Math and much more. LibreOffice has large number of satisfied users across the globe with almost 120 million downloads as of now. It supports more than 110 languages and runs on all major operating systems.

The Document Foundation team proudly announced the first major release of LibreOffice 6.0.4 on May 09, 2018, is now available for all major platforms including Linux, Windows and Mac OS.

This new update features a large number of exciting new features, performance and improvements and is targeted to all kinds of users, but especially appealing for enterprise, early adopters and power users.

There are many other changes and features included in the newest LibreOffice 6.0.4 – for a complete list of new features, see the release announcement page.

LibreOffice 6.0.4 Requirements

  1. Kernel 2.6.18 or higher version
  2. glibc2 version 2.5 or higher version
  3. gtk version 2.10.4 or higher version
  4. Minimum 256MB and recommended 512MB RAM
  5. 1.55GB available Hard disk space
  6. Desktop (Gnome or KDE)

Install LibreOffice 6.0.4 on Linux

The installation instructions provided here are for LibreOffice 6.0.4 using language US English on a 64-Bit system. For 32-Bit systems, there will be minor differences in directory names, but the installation process is same and hope the installation instructions provide here are not so difficult.

Step 1: Downloading LibreOffice 6.0.4

Select the package for download based on your system bit (i.e. for a 32-bit or 64-bit) using Wget command.

For RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
# cd /tmp

---------------------------- On 32-bit Systems ---------------------------- 
# wget

---------------------------- On 64-bit Systems ---------------------------- 
# wget
Download LibreOffice 6.0.4 on CentOS 7
[[email protected] ~]# wget
--2018-05-09 01:11:08--
Resolving (, 2a00:1828:a012:185::1
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: [following]
--2018-05-09 01:11:09--
Resolving (, 2001:638:60f:110::1:2
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 213537364 (204M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘LibreOffice_6.0.4_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz’

100%[=================================================================================================================================>] 21,35,37,364  310KB/s   in 15m 35s

2018-02-01 01:26:46 (223 KB/s) - ‘LibreOffice_6.0.4_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz’ saved [213537364/213537364]
For Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint
---------------------------- On 32-bit Systems ---------------------------- 
$ wget

---------------------------- On 64-bit Systems ---------------------------- 
$ wget
Download LibreOffice 6.0.4 on Ubuntu
tecmint  ~  wget
--2018-05-09 11:57:23--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: [following]
--2018-05-09 11:57:23--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 213964181 (204M) [application/octet-stream]
Saving to: ‘LibreOffice_6.0.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz’

LibreOffice_6.0.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz  100%[========================================================================================>] 204.05M   319KB/s    in 15m 17s 

2018-02-01 12:12:41 (228 KB/s) - ‘LibreOffice_6.0.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz’ saved [213964181/213964181]

Step 2: Removing Old LibreOffice or OpenOffice Versions

If any previously installed LibreOffice or OpenOffice versions you have, remove it using following command.

# yum remove openoffice* libreoffice*			[on RedHat based Systems]
Remove Old LibreOffice 4 on CentOS
Remove Old LibreOffice 4 on CentOS
$ sudo apt-get remove openoffice* libreoffice*		[On Debian based Systems]
Remove LibreOffice 4 on Ubuntu
Remove LibreOffice 4 on Ubuntu

Step 3: Extracting LibreOffice 6.0.4 Package

After downloading the LibreOffice 6.0.4 package, use tar command to extract it under /tmp directory or in a directory of your choice.

On RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
# tar -xvf LibreOffice_6.0.4_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz		[On 32-Bit Systems]	
# tar -xvf LibreOffice_6.0.4_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz	        [On 64-Bit Systems]	
On Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint
$ tar -xvf LibreOffice_6.0.4_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz		[On 32-Bit Systems]	
$ tar -xvf LibreOffice_6.0.4_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz		[On 64-Bit Systems]	

Step 4: Installing LibreOffice 6.0.4 Package

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

On RHEL/CentOS/Fedora
## For 32 Bit OS ##
# cd /tmp/LibreOffice_6.0.4.2_Linux_x86_rpm/RPMS/
# yum localinstall *.rpm
# dnf install *.rpm    [On Fedora 23+ versions]

## For 64 Bit OS ##
# cd /tmp/LibreOffice_6.0.4.2_Linux_x86-64_rpm/RPMS/
# yum localinstall *.rpm
# dnf install *.rpm    [On Fedora 23+ versions]
Installing LibreOffice 6.0.4 on CentOS 7
[[email protected] RPMS]# yum localinstall *.rpm
Dependencies Resolved

 Package                                                  Arch          Version            Repository                                                                  Size
 libobasis6.0-base                                        x86_64          /libobasis6.0-base-                                        7.6 M
 libobasis6.0-calc                                        x86_64          /libobasis6.0-calc-                                         29 M
 libobasis6.0-core                                        x86_64          /libobasis6.0-core-                                        267 M
 libobasis6.0-draw                                        x86_64          /libobasis6.0-draw-                                         48 k
 libobasis6.0-en-US                                       x86_64          /libobasis6.0-en-US-                                       164 k
 libobasis6.0-extension-beanshell-script-provider         x86_64          /libobasis6.0-extension-beanshell-script-provider-         398 k
 libobasis6.0-extension-javascript-script-provider        x86_64          /libobasis6.0-extension-javascript-script-provider-        626 k
 libobasis6.0-extension-mediawiki-publisher               x86_64          /libobasis6.0-extension-mediawiki-publisher-               4.3 M
 libobasis6.0-extension-nlpsolver                         x86_64          /libobasis6.0-extension-nlpsolver-                         2.1 M
 libobasis6.0-extension-pdf-import                        x86_64          /libobasis6.0-extension-pdf-import-                        2.2 M
 libobasis6.0-extension-report-builder                    x86_64          /libobasis6.0-extension-report-builder-                    6.0 M
 libobasis6.0-firebird                                    x86_64          /libobasis6.0-firebird-                                     11 M
 libobasis6.0-gnome-integration                           x86_64          /libobasis6.0-gnome-integration-                           1.2 M
 libobasis6.0-graphicfilter                               x86_64          /libobasis6.0-graphicfilter-                               4.2 M
 libobasis6.0-images                                      x86_64          /libobasis6.0-images-                                       18 M
 libobasis6.0-impress                                     x86_64          /libobasis6.0-impress-                                     2.2 M
 libobasis6.0-kde-integration                             x86_64          /libobasis6.0-kde-integration-                             238 k
 libobasis6.0-librelogo                                   x86_64          /libobasis6.0-librelogo-                                   741 k
 libobasis6.0-math                                        x86_64          /libobasis6.0-math-                                        1.6 M
 libobasis6.0-ogltrans                                    x86_64          /libobasis6.0-ogltrans-                                    298 k
 libobasis6.0-onlineupdate                                x86_64          /libobasis6.0-onlineupdate-                                433 k
 libobasis6.0-ooofonts                                    x86_64          /libobasis6.0-ooofonts-                                     67 M
 libobasis6.0-ooolinguistic                               x86_64          /libobasis6.0-ooolinguistic-                               1.4 k
 libobasis6.0-postgresql-sdbc                             x86_64          /libobasis6.0-postgresql-sdbc-                             3.5 M
 libobasis6.0-python-script-provider                      x86_64          /libobasis6.0-python-script-provider-                       41 k
 libobasis6.0-pyuno                                       x86_64          /libobasis6.0-pyuno-                                        22 M
 libobasis6.0-writer                                      x86_64          /libobasis6.0-writer-                                       16 M
 libobasis6.0-xsltfilter                                  x86_64          /libobasis6.0-xsltfilter-                                  4.3 M
 libreoffice6.0                                           x86_64          /libreoffice6.0-                                           4.5 M
 libreoffice6.0-base                                      x86_64          /libreoffice6.0-base-                                       63  
 libreoffice6.0-calc                                      x86_64          /libreoffice6.0-calc-                                       63  
 libreoffice6.0-dict-en                                   x86_64          /libreoffice6.0-dict-en-                                    24 M
 libreoffice6.0-dict-es                                   x86_64          /libreoffice6.0-dict-es-                                   4.1 M
 libreoffice6.0-dict-fr                                   x86_64          /libreoffice6.0-dict-fr-                                   6.4 M
 libreoffice6.0-draw                                      x86_64          /libreoffice6.0-draw-                                       63  
 libreoffice6.0-en-US                                     x86_64          /libreoffice6.0-en-US-                                      16 k
 libreoffice6.0-freedesktop-menus                         noarch            /libreoffice6.0-freedesktop-menus-                            30 M
 libreoffice6.0-impress                                   x86_64          /libreoffice6.0-impress-                                    66  
 libreoffice6.0-math                                      x86_64          /libreoffice6.0-math-                                       63  
 libreoffice6.0-ure                                       x86_64          /libreoffice6.0-ure-                                        38 M
 libreoffice6.0-writer                                    x86_64          /libreoffice6.0-writer-                                     65  

Transaction Summary
Install  41 Packages

Total size: 579 M
Installed size: 579 M
Is this ok [y/d/N]: y
On Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint
## For 32 Bit OS ##
$ cd /tmp/LibreOffice_6.0.4.2_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS/
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

## For 64 Bit OS ##
$ cd /tmp/LibreOffice_6.0.4.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Installing LibreOffice 6.0.4 on Ubuntu
[email protected] /tmp/LibreOffice_6.0.4.2_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Selecting previously unselected package libobasis6.0-base.
(Reading database ... 263169 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack libobasis6.0-base_6.0.4.2-2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libobasis6.0-base ( ...
Selecting previously unselected package libobasis6.0-calc.
Preparing to unpack libobasis6.0-calc_6.0.4.2-2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libobasis6.0-calc ( ...
Selecting previously unselected package libobasis6.0-core.
Preparing to unpack libobasis6.0-core_6.0.4.2-2_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking libobasis6.0-core ( ...

Step 5: Starting LibreOffice 6.0.4

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.

# libreoffice6.0

Step 6: Screenshot of LibreOffice 6.0.4

Please see the attached screenshot of LibreOffice 6.0.4 application under my CentOS 7.0.

LibreOffice 6.0.4 Running on CentOS 7
LibreOffice 6.0.4 Running on CentOS 7

Step 7: Installing a Language Pack

If you would like to install LibreOffice in your preferred language, you should select your language pack for installation. The installation instructions can be fount at Language Pack section.

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76 thoughts on “Install LibreOffice 6.0.4 in RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint”

    • @Syva,

      Thanks for notifying about those broken links of LibreOffice download. We’ve updated the article with latest downloads to LibreOffice packages.

  1. Libreoffice 5.2 x86-64 version is getting installed perfectly on RHEL 5.9, But unable to run it. Running from command line gives the error “GLIBC_2.17 needed” . The glibc on RHEL 5.9 is only 2.5. Is there any way to run Libreoffice 5.2 on RHEL 5.9.

    • @Adam,

      Latest LibreOffice requires GLIBC_2.17, i think you should upgrade your system to most recent version or upgrade your GLIBC version..

        • @Adam,

          The only way to get the latest version of GLIBC version is to upgrade your CentOS to 6.x version or else compile it from source in current version, but I think its more complex and will get lots of dependencies issues..

  2. After downloading the archive, size is only 4K. Due to this, it is not getting extracted.
    If you have any other download link, kindly provide the same.
    Thanks in advance!

    • @Sagar,

      I’ve just tried all the links and they are working fine and have more than 200MB in size, could you try downloading on different machine or network and see?

  3. How to locate the directory of my current libreoffice Version: Build ID: So that i can delete it and install latest libreoffice as per your blog.

  4. Following your steps i m trying to install LibreOffice 5.1.2 on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. Installation is giving following error:-

    dpkg: error processing archive libreoffice5.1-debian-menus_5.1.2-2_all.deb (–install):
    trying to overwrite ‘/usr/share/appdata/libreoffice5.1-draw.appdata.xml’, which is also in package libreoffice5.1-freedesktop-menus 5.1.0-4
    dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)

    Errors were encountered while processing:

    • @Rajen,

      Try to remove LibreOffice completely from the system with the help of following commands.

      $ sudo apt-get purge libreoffice*
      $ sudo apt-get install -f

      Then try to install again newest LibreOffice as instructed in this article..

  5. I installed version 5.1.2 rc2 on Ubuntu 14 64 bit (trusty) using synaptic from repo

    this seems to work.

    then I downloaded from libreoffice main page this for the offline help

    when trying to install this package I get an error:
    Dependency is not satisfiable: libobasis5.1-en-us (>=

    What do I do now?

  6. Hi. I have libreoffice 4.3 installed on my Debian 8. When I try to uninstall libreoffice 4.3, the apt-get wants to remove gnome. How can I uninstall libreoffice 4.3 without remove gnome?

  7. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Just a comment on Fedora 22 : the command is now dnf install *.rpm but the installation failed :
    Error: nothing provides libreoffice5.0-ure >= needed by libobasis5.0-core-
    package libobasis5.0-en-US-base- is not installable.
    package libobasis5.0-en-US-calc- is not installable.

    Needed to install package per package in finding the right order manually and works fine finally !


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