How To Install LibreOffice on Debian 10

Install LibreOffice on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install LibreOffice on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, LibreOffice is the best alternative for Ms Office. It is a powerful no-cost office suite for creating spreadsheets, slide shows, and databases. It is the open-sourced version of the earlier StarOffice. LibreOffice is available in 115 languages and even used by millions of people all around the world. The latest LibreOffice 8 is available to download and mount on the 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 on a Debian 10 (Buster).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 10 (Buster).
  • 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 Debian 10 Buster

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 apt-transport-https

Step 2. Installing LibreOffice on Debian 10.

  • Install LibreOffice via PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/libreoffice-7-0

After that, you would run the following command to install LibreOffice:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install libreoffice
  • Install LibreOffice via Snap:

Run the following command to install Snap and LibreOffice packages:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install core

To install LibreOffice, simply use the following command:

sudo snap install libreoffice

Step 3. Accessing LibreOffice on Debian.

Once successfully installed, open the show applications menu bar, type LibreOffice on the search column, and tap the icon to launch the LibreOffice.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed LibreOffice. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing LibreOffice on Debian 10 Buster. 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, 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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