Install Latest LibreOffice on AlmaLinux 8 and RHEL 8

In this guide, you will learn to Install the Latest LibreOffice on AlmaLinux 8 and RHEL 8 from the command line. LibreOffice is a free and open-source office program that is an excellent alternative to Microsoft Office. It is an easy-to-use app and gives you many amazing features. It includes the following programs:

  • Base (Access)
  • Calc (Excel)
  • Impress (PowerPoint)
  • Writer (Word)
  • It also installs graphics and diagram tool Draw and formula editor Math.

You can proceed to the following steps to start your LibreOffice installation on AlmaLinux 8 and RHEL 8.

Steps To Install the Latest LibreOffice on AlmaLinux 8 and RHEL 8

To set up LibreOffice in the latest version, you must have access to your server as a root or non-root user with sudo privileges. For this purpose, you can visit this guide on Initial Server Setup with AlmaLinux 8.

Now follow the steps below to complete this guide.

Step 1 – Download Latest LibreOffice RPM Package from Linux Command Line

First, you must run the system update with the following command:

sudo dnf update -y

Then, you must visit the LibreOffice Downloads page and get the latest Linux RPM package on AlmaLinux 8 or RHEL 8 by using the following wget command:

sudo wget https://saimei.ftp.acc.umu.se/mirror/documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/7.5.5/rpm/x86_64/LibreOffice_7.5.5_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz

When your download is completed, extract your file by using the command below:

sudo tar -xvf LibreOffice_7.5.5_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz

Now proceed to the next step to install LibreOffice.

Step 2 – Install LibreOffice using Linux Terminal

At this point, you can switch to your LibreOffice directory on AlmaLinux 8:

sudo cd LibreOffice_*_rpm

Then, you can navigate to the RPMS directory and check the packages with the command below:

# cd RPMS
# ls

In your output, you will see:

Output
libobasis7.5-base-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-calc-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-core-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-draw-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-en-US-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-extension-beanshell-script-provider-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-extension-javascript-script-provider-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-extension-mediawiki-publisher-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-extension-nlpsolver-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-extension-pdf-import-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-extension-report-builder-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-firebird-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-gnome-integration-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-graphicfilter-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-images-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-impress-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-kde-integration-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-librelogo-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-libreofficekit-data-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-math-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-ogltrans-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-onlineupdate-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-ooofonts-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-ooolinguistic-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-postgresql-sdbc-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-python-script-provider-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-pyuno-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-writer-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libobasis7.5-xsltfilter-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libreoffice7.5-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libreoffice7.5-base-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libreoffice7.5-calc-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libreoffice7.5-dict-en-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libreoffice7.5-dict-es-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libreoffice7.5-dict-fr-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libreoffice7.5-draw-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libreoffice7.5-en-US-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libreoffice7.5-freedesktop-menus-7.5.5-2.noarch.rpm
libreoffice7.5-impress-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libreoffice7.5-math-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libreoffice7.5-ure-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm
libreoffice7.5-writer-7.5.5.2-2.x86_64.rpm

Now you can easily install LibreOffice on your server with the following command:

sudo dnf localinstall *.rpm -y

Step 3 – How To Run LibreOffice on AlmaLinux 8 and RHEL 8?

At this point, from your Linux Desktop go to your system’s Application launcher and search for LibreOffice. You should see all the LibreOffice programs. You can easily click on each of them you want and start using them.

Step 4 – Uninstall LibreOffice from AlmaLinux and RHEL 8

If you no longer want to use LibreOffice, you can easily remove it by using the following command:

sudo dnf remove libreoffice7.5*

What is LibreOffice compatible with?

LibreOffice is compatible with a wide range of document formats such as Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx), Excel (.xls, .xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx), and Publisher. 

What version of LibreOffice do I have Linux?

When you open your LibreOffice panel, you can see your version and build number on your dashboard.

Conclusion

At this point, you have learned to Install the Latest LibreOffice on AlmaLinux 8 and RHEL 8 from the command line interface. With LibreOffice, you can access all the Document-based tools and do your tasks such as writing essays, creating spreadsheets, editing presentations, and a lot more kinds of stuff.

Hope you enjoy it. You may be interested in these articles too:

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