How to Install LibreOffice 5.0.0 on RHEL/CentOS/Fedora and Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

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The Document Foundation team announced the stable release of the 5.0.0 branch of LibreOffice on August 5, 2015. LibreOffice is an open-source, simple and powerful office suite for Linux, Windows OS and Mac OS users. There are many other changes included in the newest LibreOffice 5.0.0 – for a complete list of new features, see the release announcement page.

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System Requirements

* Linux Kernel version 2.6 or higher;
* glibc2 version 2.5 or higher;
* freetype version 2.2.0 or higher;
* gtk version 2.10.4 or higher;
* Gnome 2.16 or higher;
* Minimum 256MB and recommended 512MB RAM

Step 1: Check JAVA Version

Before starting installation of LibreOffice First we need to check that java has been installed on or not. Use following command to check version of installed java.

# java -version

Note: If java isn’t installed then follow below link to install Java:
Install Java 8 on CentOS/RHEL 6/5
Install Java 7 on CentOS/RHEL 6/5

Step 2: Download LibreOffice 5.0.0

To install manually, download 32bit or 64bit package depending on your system’s architecture

# cd /opt

On RHEL/CentOS/Fedora

For 32-bit OS
# wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.0.0/rpm/x86/LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz

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

On Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint

For 32-bit OS
# wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.0.0/deb/x86/LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

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

Step 3: Remove Old LibreOffice Version
First, remove any previous versions of LibreOffice before installing new one using the command below:

For RHEL/CentOS/Fedora

# yum remove libreoffice*

For Debian/Ubuntu/LinuxMint

# sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*

Step 4: Extract LibreOffice

After removing the LibreOffice 5.0.0 package, use tar command to extract it.

On RHEL/CentOS/Fedora

For 32-bit OS
# tar -xvf LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz

For 64-bit OS
# tar -xvf LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz

On Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

For 32-bit OS
# tar -xvf LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz
For 64-bit OS
# tar -xvf LibreOffice_5.0.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

Step 5: Install LibreOffice

After extracting the file, install the LibreOffice 5.0.0 using following command.

On RHEL/CentOS/Fedora

For 32 Bit OS
# cd /opt/LibreOffice_5.0.0.5_Linux_x86_rpm/RPMS/
# yum localinstall *.rpm
OR
# dnf install *.rpm

For 64 Bit OS
# cd /opt/LibreOffice_5.0.0.5_Linux_x86-64_rpm/RPMS/
# yum localinstall *.rpm
OR
# dnf install *.rpm

On Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint

For 32 Bit OS
# cd /opt/LibreOffice_5.0.0.5_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS/
# sudo dpkg -i *.deb

For 64 Bit OS
# cd /opt/LibreOffice_5.0.0.5_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/
# sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Step 6: Start LibreOffice 5.0.0

Start LibreOffice with Following Command:

# libreoffice5.0
OR
# /opt/libreoffice5.0/program/soffice

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