Saturday, 8 August 2015

How to Install LibreOffice 5.0.0 on Various Linux Distros

LibreOffice is an open source and much powerful personal productivity office suit for Linux, Windows & Mac, that provides feature rich functions for word document, data processing, spreadsheets, presentation, drawing, Calc, Math and much more. LibreOffice has large number of satisfied users across the globe with almost 120 million downloads as of now. It supports more than 110 languages and runs on all major operating systems.

The Document Foundation team proudly announced the first stable release of the 5.0.x branch of LibreOffice on August 5, 2015, is now available for all major platforms including Linux, Windows and Mac OS. This new update features a large number of exciting new features, performance and improvements and is targeted to all kinds of users, but especially appealing for enterprise power users.

There has been vast improvement in LibreOffice 5.0.0, you can see the changelog here.

Here are some minimum requirements for installing LibreOffice 5.0.0
  • Linux kernel version 2.6.18 or higher
  • glibc2 version 2.5 or higher
  • gtk version 2.10.4 or higher
  • Pentium-compatible PC (Pentium III, Athlon or more-recent system recommended)
  • 256Mb RAM (512Mb RAM recommended)
  • Up to 1.55Gb available hard disk space
  • X Server with 1024×768 resolution (higher resolution recommended), with at least 256 colors
  • Gnome 2.16 or higher, with the gail 1.8.6 and at-spi 1.7 packages (required for support for assistive technology [AT] tools), or another compatible GUI (such as KDE, among others).

Install LibreOffice 5.0.0 on various Linux distros

Step 1: Removing Old OpenOffice or LibreOffice Version

Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint:

sudo apt-get remove libreoffice* openoffice*

Fedora/CentOS/RHEL:

sudo yum remove libreoffice* openoffice*

Step 2: Downloading LibreOffice 5.0.0

For 64 bit version:

Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint

wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.0.0/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

Fedora/CentOS/RHEL:

wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.0.0/rpm/x86_64/LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz

For 32 bit versions:

Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint

wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.0.0/deb/x86/LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

Fedora/CentOS/RHEL:

wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.0.0/rpm/x86/LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz

Step 3: Extracting LibreOffice 5.0.0 Package

32 bit Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint:

tar xvf LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

32 bit Fedora/CentOS/RHEL:

tar xvf LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz

64 bit Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint:

tar xvf LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

64 bit Fedora/CentOS/RHEL:

tar xvf LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz

Now use the "cd" command to get inside the extracted folder and follow the steps given below

Step 4: Installing LibreOffice 5.0.0 Package

In Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

In Fedora/CentOS/RHEL

yum localinstall *.rpm

Step 5: Starting LibreOffice 5.0 Package

Once the installation is done you will have LibreOffice icons in your desktop under Applications –> Office menu or start the application by executing the following command on the terminal.

You can start LibreOffice 5 with the following command

# libreoffice5.0

After you enter the above command in your Terminal window, a new window will open 


Congratulations, you have installed the new LibreOffice 5.0.0 in your system. In case you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to submit them in the comment section below.

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