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How To Install FreeOffice on Debian 11

Install FreeOffice on Debian 11

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).
  • A non-root sudo user or 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] stable non-free' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/softmaker.list

Next, import the GPG key:

curl -fsSL | 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.

Install FreeOffice on Debian 11 Bullseye

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.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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