Install LibreOffice in Fedora ,Ubuntu , LinuxMint and Debian | PPA launchpad| Linux

  Updated-03/06/2011 (Libreoffice3.4 final is released)    LibreOffice is a productivity suite that is compatible with other major office suites, and available on a variety of platforms. It is free software and therefore free to download, use and distribute.

LibreOffice 3.4 is available for download at the LibreOffice Web site. The current release is basically a rebranded version of In this post will show you how to install Libre Office in Ubuntu (Via official PPA launchpad, Debian, LinuxMint and Fedora.

Install LibreOffice in Fedora:

1- First you need to download the rpm package from this page

2- Extract the package to /Download folder using the following command(Change x.x.x- to the current download release):

tar xvzf LO_x.x.x-_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

3- Cd the extracted directory

cd /Downloads/en-US

4- Now go to the RPMs directory, under root run this command to install the RPM packages:

rpm -ivh *rpm

5- Now you need to install LibreOffice menu entries. To do that cd the sub directory desktop-integration

cd /Downloads/en-US/RPMS/desktop-integration

6- And run the following command to install LibreOffice menu entries :

rpm -ivh *rpm

Install LibreOffice in Ubuntu, LinuxMint and Debian:

  • Install LibreOffice using PPA in Ubuntu and LinuxMint :

If you want to install in ubuntu/LinuxMint via ppa, open terminal and copy the following command to your terminal :

First remove openoffice

sudo apt-get purge openoffice

Then run these commands to add the repository and to install Libreoffice:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install libreoffice language-support-en

– If you are using Gnome desktop use after adding the ppa above use this command to install Openoffice:

sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-gnome language-support-en

-For Kde use this :

sudo apt-get install libreoffice libreoffice-kde
  • Install Libreoffice using the .deb file in Debian based systems ( Ubuntu, LinuxMint …)

First download the debian packages .de from this Link

1-Now extract the downloaded packages manualy or from terminal using the following command (Change x.x.x- to the current download release):

tar xvzf LO_x.x.x-_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

Or manualy :

2- Cd the extracted directory:

cd /Downloads/en-US/DEBS/

3- Now Install the .deb packages using the following command :

sudo dpkg -i *.deb

4- Now you need to install the LibreOffice menu entries, first cd the sub directory

cd /Downloads/en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration

5- Then install the package:

sudo dpkg -i *.deb



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  • Cees

    :lol: Very helpful thanks :D

  • Anonymouse

    There are prebuilt .deb files for 32-bit and 64-bit systems on the libreoffice download page now.

    I guess that means your article needs a…..

    8) reboot


  • Anonymous

    no there isnt, can you provide a link?

  • Michael Price

    right here [url=][/url] and here [url=][/url]

  • Mahmoud Saeed

    Thanks, but the desktop-integration directory contains 3 rpms for redhat, suse, and mandriva. Everybody should choose only one of them according to his/her distro.

  • stephanepereire

    I tried to install LibreOffice Desktop on Fedora 14, as per instructions, but will not work.
    I get error message:
    Test Transaction Errors: file /usr/share/icons/hicolor/16×16/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-vnd.oasis.opendocument.database.png from install of libreoffice3.3-redhat-menus-3.3-2.noarch conflicts with file from package
    file /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32×32/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-vnd.oasis.opendocument.database.png from install of libreoffice3.3-redhat-menus-3.3-2.noarch conflicts with file from package
    file /usr/share/icons/hicolor/48×48/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-vnd.oasis.opendocument.database.png from install of libreoffice3.3-redhat-menus-3.3-2.noarch conflicts with file from package
    file /usr/share/icons/hicolor/16×16/mimetypes/gnome-mime-application-vnd.oasis.opendocument.formula.png from install of libreoffice3.3-redhat-menus-3.3-2.noarch conflicts with file from package
    file /usr/share/icons/hicolor/32×32/mi…
    Seems OpenOffice install conflicts with LibreOffice (no such conflict with IBM Lotus Symphony).
    Is there a work-around?

  • toto

    moth****cker, there is no deb files,
    re-check the website again ,
    and reboot

  • Zinovsky

    Open your eyes good, there are debian files available in libreoffice website:
    Next time please talk with some respect.

  • tonybaldwin

    Has anyone here succeeded in installed LO on amd64 debian/lenny?
    I tried, with the 64bit debs at libreoffice site, and it’s not working.

  • Zinovsky

    Now as you can see there is a ppa for Ubuntu and LinuxMint.
    I updated and rebooted the article :)

  • Zinovsky

    Do you got any errors?

  • Zinovsky

    Try to remove first Openoffice then retry to install Libreoffice

  • tonybaldwin

    /opt/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: symbol lookup error: /opt/libreoffice/basis3.3/program/ undefined symbol: pixman_region32_init

    This is what I get when I try to run swriter
    There is no libcairo2 in that dir.
    There is in /usr/lib
    Seems it’s looking in the wrong place for that lib.
    I had the same issue trying to run kompozer and acroread. They’re all looking in the wrong place for libs that I DO have installed in /usr/lib
    I don’t know how to fix this.

  • Johannes

    Hi Zinovsky,

    thanks for this very useful article.

    sudo apt-get purge openoffice*.*

    Why openoffice*.* ?
    openoffice* would be enough, it’s not Windows.

    Maybe you should also precise that removing will also remove spellcheckers, language packages, etc…

  • Powerfeniks

    Tanks great job ;]

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  • Bill

    just wanted to say thank you for the easy to follow instructions.
    I copied & pasted my way to an easy install.
    not bad for a 69 yr. old novice linux user

  • Zinovsky

    You are welcome :)

  • aravind

    Libre Office 3.3.1 release out for grabs

    The Document Foundation has released their latest version of Libre Office which now stands at 3.3.1.

  • http://enteryoursiteURL... abkumar

    thank you for your help, it works

  • Richard

    For Fedora 14 Step 6 command did not work (failed deendancy mandriva-this is not needed).
    Solution was to use this command:
    sudo yum install –nogpgcheck *redhat*.rpm

    This made all good!
    Thanks for your help

  • Zinovsky

    Thanks Richard for the command

  • Al Kolkin

    For some reason it does not register in any menu. I have to setup a link manually, but it does not seem to be correct because the soffice takes several seconds before it runs.

    The way I linked it was sudo ln -s /opt/libreoffice/program/soffice /usr/bin/soffice

    I am a real newbee to linux. I use mint debian x32.

    How do I get it to create individual items for each of the LibreOffice modules under Office?

  • LisaHahn33

    I strictly recommend not to wait until you earn big sum of cash to buy different goods! You should just take the loan or small business loan and feel yourself comfortable

  • Quincy

    Made on your recommendation,all works great. Thanks.

  • BrisJer

    Thanks !

  • Mercia

    Hi Guys,

    I’m new to linux os.

    Please can someone help…..

    I am running peppermint one and trying to install libre office suite. I have tried all these line commands to no avail and cannot install libre…Please Help!


  • pirat9

    Hi Mercia, please submit the commands related to you Linux. and let us know the output of the commands here,

  • themainliner

    Debian 6.0 Squeeze: I enter this at the command line:
    [b]sudo add-apt-repository ppa:libreoffice/ppa[/b]
    and got that:
    [b]sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found

  • Zinovsky

    For debian squeeze you should install it using the debian package, see : Install Libreoffice using the .deb file in Debian based system at the bottom of this post

  • GuruM

    There is an additional step for the helppack-rpm

    $> tar -zxvf LibO_3.4.1_Linux_x86_helppack-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
    $> cd cd LibO_3.4.1rc3_Linux_x86_helppack-rpm_en-US/RPMS/

    Thank you Richard for the helpful comment on installing desktop-integration RPM!!

  • GuruM

    [b]Complete steps for installing LibreOffice 3.4.1[/b][u][/u]

    $> mkdir LibreOffice-3.4.1/
    $> cd LibreOffice-3.4.1/
    $> wget
    $> wget

    #Install LibreOffice and desktop menu integration RPMs
    $> tar -zxvf LibO_3.4.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
    $> cd LibO_3.4.1rc3_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US/RPMS/
    $> rpm -ivh *.rpm
    $> cd desktop-integration/
    $> rpm -ivh *.rpm
    $> yum install –nogpgcheck *redhat*.rpm

    [b]#Install HelpPack RPM[/b]
    $> cd LibreOffice-3.4.1/
    $> tar -zxvf LibO_3.4.1_Linux_x86_helppack-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
    $> cd LibO_3.4.1rc3_Linux_x86_helppack-rpm_en-US/RPMS/
    $> rpm -ivh libobasis3.4-en-US-help-3.4.1-103.i586.rpm

  • GuruM

    Instead of wget use http download at URL from your browser

  • GuruM

    1) Installation works fine. During first run of the LibreOffice I was getting an error dialog message at multiple points in the loading stage along with the LibreOffice splash screen.

    2) Error message informed me to resolve the clash of Defective JRE by changing settings in the Tools->Options->Java and select the correct JRE

    3) Problem is due to clash between Sun JRE and OpenJDK JRE. For full details and solution see this link:
    [url=]Solution here [/url]

    Now it works fine!! Thanks to all you guys for super info on getting it working.

  • krakus

    Hello and thanks for this post. It works well. However, a question regarding SCIM. In Deb Squeeze, I am unable to launch the chinese input with SCIM. Google doesn’t give any answer and Asian languages are enabled. SCIM works with openoffice and other editors.
    Any solution?

  • krakus

    My again. Got the solution for SCIM and libreoffice.
    The solution is on pclinux website and it is working for me. See the link below.;wap2

  • Vahid

    I have LibreOffice insttalled on my ubuntu 11.10, I only want to update it to new version, how can i do that?

  • Cyrilkallada

    how to install libreoffice in ubuntu 11.04

  • pwilsong

    Hola, intente instalar libreoffice en fedora 17, en el 6 paso me aparece:

    root@fedora desktop-integration]# rpm -ivh *rpm
    error: Error de dependencias:
    libreoffice3.6-suse-menus entra en conflicto con libreoffice3.6-freedesktop-menus-3.6.2-2.noarch
    libreoffice3.6-mandriva-menus entra en conflicto con libreoffice3.6-freedesktop-menus-3.6.2-2.noarch
    mandrake-release es necesario por libreoffice3.6-mandriva-menus-3.6.2-2.noarch
    /etc/SuSE-release es necesario por libreoffice3.6-suse-menus-3.6.2-2.noarch

    Qué puedo hacer?

  • pwilsong