LibreOffice is a powerful open source office suite that can be used on Linux, Mac, and Windows. It provides various functions such as text documentation, spreadsheets, data processing, drawing, presentation design, mathematical calculations and much more. LibreOffice supports 110 languages and works on all important operating systems, so LibreOffice has a large number of satisfied users in the world.
In this article, you will learn how to install LibreOffice on CentOS 8. At the time of this writing, the latest version of LibreOffice 6.4.3 was available for installation. So, we implemented the steps and the terminal command in the CentOS system, which are given below:
Install the latest version of LibreOffice on CentOS 8
To install LibreOffice 6.4.3, you need to follow these steps in CentOS 8:
Step 1. Download the Linux rpm file
Open the LibreOffice costume official website using the URL https://www.libreoffice.org/, Click on the “Download Now” button as follows:
You can also select the boot option from the top menu bar as follows:
Now select and download the rpm package from the drop-down list according to your system specification for the 32-bit or 64-bit version. Here we use a 64-bit system, so we chose the 64-bit (rpm) Linux package for installation as follows:
Click the Download button to download the package as follows:
As soon as you click on Download, the following dialog box will open in the window. Here you select the option “save file” and click “OK”.
You can check your download progress as follows:
Step 2. Open a terminal
After the download is complete, you will now open the terminal application using the keys Ctrl + Alt + t or quickly launch it from the application launch bar as follows:
Step 3. Go to the directory
You will now be taken to the directory where the downloaded file was saved. To do this, run the following command:
$ cd Downloads
List all the files in this directory using the ls command as follows:
Step 4. Extract the downloaded package
Extract the downloaded package using the following tar command:
$ tar -xvf LibreOffice_6.4.3_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz
Extracting all files from a compressed package will take some time. Now you can make sure that the extraction is completed or not. Therefore, again, the list of items in the “Downloads” directory.
Step 5. Install LibreOffice 6.4.3
After extracting the downloaded package, you have a directory in which you will find a folder or subdirectory named “RPMS”. Now you will need the following commands to install all rpm files:
// Directory navigation $ cd LibreOffice_188.8.131.52_Linux_x86-64_rpm $ cd RPMS // installation of LibreOffice 6.4.3 $ yum localinstall *.rpm
A user prompt will ask you to confirm the installation of all packages. You press “y” and “Enter” to confirm the installation process.
After a while, you will see that the installation on your system is complete.
Step 6. Launch LibreOffice 6.4.3
After installation is complete, you can launch LibreOffice 6.4.3 through the application launcher. Click “Activities” and enter “LibreOffice” or a few initial characters in the search bar. You will see that the LibreOffice icon appears in the search results. Select this icon and click on it as follows:
After clicking on the LibreOffice icon, you will see the following window on your system:
This is the initial interface that appears with every new installation of LibreOffice.
Congratulations! LibreOffice has been successfully installed on your CentOS 8 system.
In this article, you learned how to install the latest version of LibreOffice on your CentOS system. I hope you enjoyed this article and will come in handy in the future. Moreover, you can explore the possibilities of LibreOffice to improve your knowledge. Please leave your feedback related to this article through comments.
How to install the latest version of LibreOffice on CentOS 8