How to Install Latest LibreOffice in Linux Desktop

LibreOffice is an open-source and much powerful personal productivity office suite for Linux, Windows & Mac, that provides feature-rich functions for word documents, data processing, spreadsheets, presentation, drawing, Calc, Math, and much more.

LibreOffice has a large number of satisfied users across the globe with almost 200 million downloads as of now. It supports more than 115 languages and runs on all major operating systems.

The Document Foundation team proudly announced the fresh major release of LibreOffice 7.1.3 on 6, May 2021, is now available for all major platforms including Linux, Windows, and Mac OS.

[ You might also like: How to Install Latest OpenOffice in Linux Desktop ]

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 7.1.3 – for a complete list of new features, see the release announcement page.

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)

Install LibreOffice on Linux Desktops

The installation instructions provided here are for LibreOffice 7.1.3 using the language US English on a 64-Bit system. For 32-Bit Systems, LibreOffice dropped the support and no longer provide 32-bit binary releases.

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
For Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint
$ sudo cd /tmp
$ sudo

Step 2: Removing Old LibreOffice or OpenOffice Versions

If any previously installed LibreOffice or OpenOffice versions you have, remove them using the 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 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
# 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

Step 6: Screenshot of LibreOffice

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

LibreOffice Running on CentOS 7
LibreOffice Running on CentOS 7

Step 7: Installing a Language Pack in LibreOffice

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

Ravi Saive
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84 thoughts on “How to Install Latest LibreOffice in Linux Desktop”

    • @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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