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).
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 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.