In this tutorial, we will show you how to install FreeOffice on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, FreeOffice is a free, open-source office suite with a word processor, spreadsheet application, and presentation program. The applications in SoftMaker FreeOffice 2021 for Linux come in 32-bit and 64-bit versions, making them compatible with 32-bit (x86, 686) and 64-bit (x86_64, amd64) Linux. If you are looking for the best Microsoft Office alternative for Linux, you may want to consider FreeOffice.
This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘
sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the FreeOffice on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror access to the
root user. We recommend acting as a
non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.
Install FreeOffice on Debian 11 Bullseye
Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install dirmngr ca-certificates software-properties-common gnupg gnupg2 apt-transport-https curl
Step 2. Installing FreeOffice on Debian 11.
By default, FreeOffice is available on Debian 11 base repository. So, now run the following command below to add the FreeOffice repository to your Debian system:
echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/softmaker.gpg] https://shop.softmaker.com/repo/apt stable non-free' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/softmaker.list
Next, import the GPG key:
curl -fsSL https://shop.softmaker.com/repo/linux-repo-public.key | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/softmaker.gpg > /dev/null
Once you add the repository to your Debian system, now install FreeOffice using the following commands:
sudo apt update sudo apt install softmaker-freeoffice-2021
Step 3. Accessing FreeOffice on Debian Linux.
Once successfully installed, the FreeOffice application can be launched by clicking on its icon in the Applications menu.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed FreeOffice. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the FreeOffice on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official FreeOffice website.