LibreOffice 3.3 RC1 is released ! With Installation instructions -Fedora, LinuxMint, Ubuntu & Debian | PPA Ubuntu

LibreOffice RC1 is released, this new beta release comes to fix some known issues, now the Linux and MacOSX builds are English builds with the possiblity to install language packs. Find bellow the release notes in details, also the installation instructions for Fedora, Debian, LinuxMint and Ubuntu.libreoffice-logo


Release Notes

There are a number of known issues being worked on:

– The Windows build is an International build – you can choose the user interface language that is suitable for you. The help content is not included. We are working on the online version. Alternatively, it will be possible to install it separately.
 – The Linux and MacOSX builds are English builds with the possibility to install language packs. Please browse the archives to get the language pack you need for your platform.
– The LibreOffice branding and renaming is new and work in progress. You may still see old graphics, icons or websites. So please bear with us. This also applies to the branding – applicable in Brazil.
 – Filters for the legacy StarOffice binary formats may be missing.


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:

tar xvzf LO_3.3.0rc1_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 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 using PPA (Still not updated to 3.3RC):

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

echo 'deb /' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 890E7A26
sudo apt-get update  
sudo apt-get install libreoffice3* lobasis3.3


  • Install .deb packages (Adviced):

First download the debian packages .de from this Link

1-Now extract the downloaded packages manualy or from terminal using the following command :

tar xvzf LibO_3.3.0rc1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz 

   2– Now cd the directory where you extracted the files :

cd /home/zinovsky/LibO_3.3.0rc1_Linux_x86_install-deb_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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  • Pat

    Hi, thanks for the post. I installed it right away !
    It seems that there is a typo in your ubuntu installation. The second package is libobasis3.3, not lobasis3.3*.
    Anyway it’s installed as a dependency when you install libreoffice.

  • John Spence

    I tried to follow your instructions but they don’t seem to match what I got. If I used the the file name you said there is no *.tar-1 file. If I use the SDK version there is the *.tar-1 file but everything beyond that does not match.


  • Anonymous

    Skipping step 2 did the trick for me. Just continue with the most intuitive steps. I’m just a newby and succeeded with abovementioned steps. :)

  • john

    True, that is what I had to do also. I just wanted to point out that the instructions for installing in debian needed to be corrected.

    Thanks for the reply,


  • Anonymous

    Step 4, in "Install .deb packages" makes no sense at a first glance, since you provided an absolute path:

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

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

    You should probably put something like

    /home/…/LibO_3.3.0rc1_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US/DEBS/desktop-integration like in