How To Install LibreOffice on CentOS 8

Install LibreOffice on CentOS 8

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).
  • 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 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.

Install LibreOffice on CentOS 8

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.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, 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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