How to Install LibreOffice 4.4.5 in Fedora 22

August 18, 2015 | By
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Hi everyone, today we'll learn how to install LibreOffice 4.4.5 running Fedora 22 as its Operating System. LibreOffice is a Free and Open Source powerful office suite developed and maintained by Document Foundation and its community. LibreOffice is a fork from OpenOffice in 2010 which is a fork of StarOffice. LibreOffice is built on the original OpenOffice.org code base. It has a pretty clean interface and powerful tools that let us unleash our creativity and grow our productivity. The LibreOffice suite consists of several applications to do word processing, spreadsheets, slideshows, diagrams and drawings, maintain databases, and compose mathematical formulae. It has a large number of satisfied users across the globe with almost 7.5 million downloads. It supports more than 30 languages and runs on all major operating systems. LibreOffice now ships with 2 new and awesome fonts, Carlito and Caledea, improving the looks and allure of your documents as well as their compatibility. It has one-click to PDF feature available in the software which enables fast and ease to share your document. The latest version of libreoffice ie 4.4.5 has a great looking menus, toolbars, redesigned sidebar, a new color manager, and countless other user interface & version tracking improvements.

Recommended System Requirements to run LibreOffice

It is highly recommended to fulfill the following requirements of hardware and software so to obtain an awesome performance of LibreOffice in our machine.

  • 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)
  • Minimum 256Mb RAM and recommended 512Mb RAM
  • Up to 1.55GBs available hard disk space
  • X Server with 1024x768 resolution or recommended higher resolution 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).

Please note that Java is also required to enable certain features of the software but not most.

Here are some easy steps on how we can install LibreOffice 4.4.5 on our machine running Fedora 22.

1. Downloading LibreOffice 4.4.5 Package

First of all, we'll gonna download the tarball of LibreOffice 4.4.5 for RPM based linux distribution as Fedora 22 is an RPM based Linux distribution using the wget command inside the /tmp directory.

# cd /tmp/
# dnf install wget

On 32-bit Fedora 22

# wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.4.5/rpm/x86/LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz

--2015-06-24 17:28:02-- http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.4.5/rpm/x86/LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz
Resolving download.documentfoundation.org (download.documentfoundation.org)... 5.9.148.85, 2a01:4f8:190:3144::2
Connecting to download.documentfoundation.org (download.documentfoundation.org)|5.9.148.85|:80... connected.
...
Saving to: ‘LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz’
LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linu 100%[============================>] 203.18M 10.1MB/s in 26s
2015-06-24 17:28:29 (7.85 MB/s) - ‘LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz’ saved [213049472/213049472]

On 64-bit Fedora 22

# wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.4.5/rpm/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz

--2015-06-24 16:44:25--http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.4.5/rpm/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz
Resolving download.documentfoundation.org (download.documentfoundation.org)... 5.9.148.85, 2a01:4f8:190:3144::2
...
Length: 229593995 (219M) [application/x-gzip]
Saving to: ‘LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz’
LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linu 100%[============================>] 218.96M 10.0MB/s in 28s
2015-06-24 16:44:57 (7.74 MB/s) - ‘LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz’ saved [229593995/229593995]

2. Removing previous versions of LibreOffice

As we have just downloaded our latest and stable version of LibreOffice ie 4.4.5, we'll surely wanna remove our previously installed version of LibreOffice or OpenOffice. So, to uninstall it, we'll gonna use dnf package manager as shown below.

# dnf remove libreoffice* openoffice*

3. Extracting LibreOffice Tarball

Now, its time to extract our downloaded tarball of LibreOffice 4.4.5 that we downloaded inside /tmp/ as LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz . To extract the compressed tarball file, we'll gonna use tar command.

On 32-bit Fedora 22

# tar -xvf LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz

On 64-bit Fedora 22

# tar -xvf LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz

4. Installing LibreOffice 4.4.5

Next, we'll gonna install the rpm packages of LibreOffice 4.4.5.2 that we had just downloaded and extracted in the above steps. We'll use the dnf package manager to install those rpm packages that are located inside the RPMS directory.

On 32-bit Fedora 22

# cd /tmp/LibreOffice_4.4.5.2_Linux_x86-64_rpm/RPMS/
# dnf install *.rpm

On 64-bit Fedora 22

# cd /tmp/LibreOffice_4.4.5.2_Linux_x86-64_rpm/RPMS/
# dnf install *.rpm

6. Starting LibreOffice 4.4.5

Now, after we have completed the above steps for the complete installation, we'll wanna start our LibreOffice in our Fedora 22 Linux Distribution. To start LibreOffice 4.4.5, we can simply click on the icon of LibreOffice in the menu under Office or we can simply run the following command in the terminal.

# libreoffice4.4

Libreoffice About

7. Setting up a Language Pack

Now, as we have got our LibreOffice 4.4.5.2 working awesome in our Fedora 22 machine, we'll now wanna install our Language Pack that we want to apply to libreoffice so that we can work with libreoffice in our required language. We can pick the required Language pack from http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/?lang=pick then download it. After we download, we'll need to extract it and install the rpm packages. Here's we've got the link of the language pack we wanna download, so we'll download it using wget command, extract it and then install it.

# cd /tmp/

On 32-bit Fedora 22

# wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.4.5/rpm/x86/LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86_rpm_langpack_ne.tar.gz
# tar -xvf LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86_rpm_langpack_ne.tar.gz
# cd /tmp/LibreOffice_4.4.5.2_Linux_x86-64_rpm_langpack_ne/RPMS/
# dnf install *.rpm

On 64-bit Fedora 22

# wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/4.4.5/rpm/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86-64_rpm_langpack_ne.tar.gz
# tar -xvf LibreOffice_4.4.5_Linux_x86-64_rpm_langpack_ne.tar.gz
# cd /tmp/LibreOffice_4.4.5.2_Linux_x86-64_rpm_langpack_ne/RPMS/
# dnf install *.rpm

After installing the language packs, we'll need to restart the LibreOffice then choose the installed language in tools > options > language settings >languages.

Libreoffice Language Pack

Conclusion

Finally we've successfully installed and started LibreOffice 4.4.5 in our Fedora 22 Linux Distribution. LibreOffice is a powerful and pretty open source office suite that is designed for every sort of user from home users to corporate. It is a great alternative to Microsoft Windows Office and other Office suites. The latest build has a pretty beautiful interface with cool menus, toolbars and redesigned sidebar, new color manager and other awesome improvements. We can download and install additional templates and extensions from the LibreOffice Extension Center.

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  1. beduine says:

    Why should anyone install an old version of libreoffice in fedora 22? Actual version 4.4.5 is in the repositories.

    • Arun Pyasi says:

      Hi Beduine,
      Greetings!,
      This article was written at the time when 4.4.3 was the latest release and now its 4.4.5. Thank you very much for your notification, I have just updated the article for Libre Office 4.4.5.
      Thanks :)

  2. mad says:

    Hi Guys

    Nice article, but pleace check the actual libreoffice version in fedora 22. It is 4.4.5.2. You can use dnf downgrade to get the 4.4.3 if you want.

    • Arun Pyasi says:

      Hi there,
      Greetings!,
      This article was written at the time when 4.4.3 was the latest release and now its 4.4.5. Thank you very much for your notification, I have just updated the article for Libre Office 4.4.5.
      Thanks :)

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