In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LibreOffice on CentOS 8. For those of you who didn’t know, LibreOffice is the best alternative for Microsoft Office. This is a powerful free office collection for creating spreadsheets, slide shows, plus databases. It is an open-sourced edition of the earlier StarOffice. LibreOffice is obtainable in 115 languages and used by hundreds of thousands of individuals all over the world. The latest LibreOffice seven is available to find upon the particular Linux system.
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 LibreOffice’s free office suite on a CentOS 8.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 8.
- 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 LibreOffice on CentOS 8
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date and installing all required dependencies.
sudo dnf install epel-release sudo dnf update
Step 2. Installing LibreOffice on CentOS 8.
- Install LibreOffice from the official source:
wget https://www.libreoffice.org/donate/dl/rpm-x86_64/7.0.4/en-US/LibreOffice_7.0.4_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz tar -xvf LibreOffice_7.0.4_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz
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:
cd /tmp/LibreOffice_7.0.4_Linux_x86-64_rpm/RPMS/ sudo dnf localinstall *.rpm
- Install LibreOffice using Snap:
Now run the following command to install Snapd packages:
sudo dnf install snapd sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap
To install LibreOffice, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install libreoffice
Step 3. Accessing LibreOffice on CentOS.
Once installation is successful, click on ‘Activities’ and type ‘LibreOffice’ or some initial characters of it in the search bar.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed LibreOffice. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing LibreOffice on CentOS 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official LibreOffice website.