Install LibreOffice 3.5 on CentOS 6.2/6.1/6.0 / CentOS 5.7

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LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. LibreOffices announces the 3.5.0 Final on 2012-02-14,  Here is the tutorial about the installation of LibreOffice 3.5 on CentOS 6.2 / CentOS 5.7.

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Requirements: 

  • Linux kernel version 2.6.18 or higher;
  • glibc2 version 2.5 or higher;
  • gtk version 2.10.4 or higher;
  • Pentium-compatible PC (Pentium III, Athlon or more-recent system recommended);
  • 256Mb RAM (512Mb RAM recommended);
  • Up to 1.55Gb available hard disk space;
  • X Server with 1024×768 resolution (higher resolution recommended), with at least 256 colors;
  • Gnome 2.16 or higher, with the gail 1.8.6 and at-spi 1.7 packages (required for support for assistive technology [AT] tools), or another compatible GUI (such as KDE, among others).

For certain features of the software – but not most – Java is required. Java is notably required for Base.

Download LibreOffice:

The first thing you need to Download LibreOffice rpm package from the LibreOffice.

Open Terminal ( Applications —> System Tools —> Terminal).

32 bit version

[raj@geeksite~/]$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/3.5.0/rpm/x86/LibO_3.5.0_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

64 bit version

[raj@geeksite~/]$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/3.5.0/rpm/x86_64/LibO_3.5.0_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

Install LibreOffice:

Switch to root user.

[raj@geeksite~/]$ su

Extract the Tar ball.

[root@geeksite~/]# tar -zxvf LibO_3.5.0_Linux_*

Access the Extracted directory.

[root@geeksite~/]# cd LibO_3.5.0rc3*

Install the LibreOffice RPM packages and desktop integration too.

[root@geeksite~/]# rpm -Uvh RPMS/*.rpm
[root@geeksite~/]# rpm -Uvh RPMS/desktop-integration/libreoffice3.5-freedesktop-menus-3.5*.noarch.rpm

Install Help Pack:

If you like to install Help pack.

32 bit version

[root@geeksite~/]# wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/3.5.0/rpm/x86/LibO_3.5.0_Linux_x86_helppack-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

64 bit version

[root@geeksite~/]# wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/3.5.0/rpm/x86_64/LibO_3.5.0_Linux_x86-64_helppack-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

Extract and install RPM.

[root@geeksite~/]# tar -zxvf LibO_3.5.0_Linux_*_helppack-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
[root@geeksite~/]# rpm -Uvh LibO_3.5.0rc3_Linux_*_helppack-rpm_en-US/RPMS/libobasis3.5*

Start LibreOffice 3.5.0:

Start LibreOffice 3.5.0 ( Applications  —-> Office ).

Or from command line.

[root@geeksite~/]# libreoffice3.5

Screen Shot of Libreoffice 3.5.0 on CentOS 6.2.

Thats’ all.

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