Install LibreOffice 6.1/6.0 on Fedora 29/28, CentOS/RHEL 7.5 - Comment Page: 3

This is guide, howto to install LibreOffice 6.1.3 (or LibreOffice 6.0.7) on Fedora 29/28/27, CentOS 7.5 and Red Hat (RHEL) 7.5 using LibreOffice's original RPM packages. This guide's idea is offer one method to all LibreOffice versions and also one method to all Fedora 29/28/27, CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 7.5 users. 1. Download LibreOffice 6.1.3/6.0.7 Linux Package [inttf_post_ad1] LibreOffice 6.1.3 64-bit version wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/6.1.3/rpm/x86_64/LibreOffice_6.1.3_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz LibreOffice 6.1.3 32-bit version wget...

116 comments on “Install LibreOffice 6.1/6.0 on Fedora 29/28, CentOS/RHEL 7.5 - Comment Page: 3

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    1. I believe command should be “yum localinstall RPMS/desktop-integration/libreoffice3.6-freedesktop-menus-3.6.3-2.noarch.rpm”.

      Remove rpm -Uvh

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    2. hiiii jr
      its me install libreoffice
      its nt installing in pc

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      • Hi lakshya,

        Could you tell more specific, what it’s your problem?

        And could you also post output of following commands:

        
        uname -a
        
        lsb_release -a
        
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    3. ya sure , here it is
      [[email protected] ~]$ uname -a
      Linux lakshya 3.3.4-5.fc17.i686 #1 SMP Mon May 7 17:45:26 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
      [[email protected] ~]$ lsb_release -a
      bash: lsb_release: command not found…
      [[email protected] ~]$ uname -a
      Linux lakshya 3.3.4-5.fc17.i686 #1 SMP Mon May 7 17:4

      hey jr i want to install libreoffice on PC bt but terminal is showing error!!

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      • Hi lakshya,

        Thanks and could you post exact error what terminal is showing?

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    4. Hi. Since LibreOffice 4.0 came out a few days ago while Fedora’s still shipping 3.6.4.3 and because I have issue with setting the working directory with fedora’s version (see https://www.libreoffice.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=59508 ) I’ve tried manually installing it with the rpms from libreoffice.org according to
      this guide. It works quite nicely, however, the UI looks bad, the menu fonts are either too small or too big, the menu colors kinda remind me of wine/windooze with that ugly blue. Fedora’s version seems to apply the gtk theme like any other application. Any hint on how to fix this would be appreciated.

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      • Hi Jack,

        Yes, I know what you mean, gtk stuff looks like Windows 95. First I thought that was LOdev 4 version problem, but it still exists on LibreOffice 4.0.0 final release.

        Unfortunately even old trick:

        
        yum install light-gtk2-theme light-gtk3-theme
        

        Doesn’t fix ugly UI on LibreOffice 4.0.0 (it worked with LibreOffice 3.x.x).

        I have to look this a little more closely, if there any solution to this.

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        • Thanks for looking into it. Actually, I had the same problem with 3.6.x versions directly from libreoffice.org – and honestly, I don’t quite understand how a gtk theme would fix it, when my system uses a completely diffrent theme (I’m using Xfce4 with a hand compiled equinox engine and the equinox-gass theme). I kinda fear libreoffice set the UI to be rather static in their binary rpms while Fedora patched something to make system themes work (while at the same time breaking paths settings). I even grabbed the source rpm and looked over the SPEC file to seewhat they patched, but just couldn’t find anything (yet).

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          • Install pangox-compat and UI looks normal again:)

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            • Thanks Thomas,

              Installing pangox-compat do the trick! Excellent! :) I add this to guide.

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              • Thanks a million, works like a charm. And yet again, thanks for all the guides and keeping the information coming together. You rock.

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    5. THANK you SO much for this!….I have been beating my brains out trying to figure out why I couldn’t get this to install….after following your instructions I now have LibreOffice 4.0!…I’m gonna go and install it on ALL my machines now! (I have about 7!…LoL! I know..I’m just a pathetic GEEK!…but it’s just too much fun!)

      Cheers!

      EGO II

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    6. Thanks,

      Working with oracle linux server 6.3. no problems faced during the installation and working like charms. Thanks a ton.

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    7. Thank You for the pangox-compat fix, I’ve been scratching my head for hours.

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      • Strangely, WITH the pangox-compat fix, I get another problem, that I can’t set the working Dir within Libreoffice (under options, Paths. See also here ) anymore. No matter what directory I set it to, it’ll always set to my home directory. I had the same problem with 3.6.x as shipped by Fedora. I can, however, set the directory on that crippled UI, WITHOUT the pangox-compat package.

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        • Hi Jack,

          Did you get this resolved?

          If not, then I can try setup fresh installed Fedora with XFCE and try this too. This sounds like a bug, but it’s hard to say where the bug really is.

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          • Hi JR,

            thanks for asking asking about this again. And no, I haven’t found any way to fix it yet.
            If you want to test it out, that’d be great. However, as you said already, it will be very hard to find out what is exactly not working in connection with XFCE. I don’t want to switch my desktop though, XFCE is just the best Desktop for my needs. It’s fast, looks pretty and is easy to customize. I used to work with twm in a pure Xorg environment, but XFCE is so much easier to set up without much loss of performance.
            As for that bug, I was so sure it had something to do with Fedora’s packages (that they patched something to the source that broke the path settign on XFCE), but
            obviously that’s not the case as the original rpms from libreoffice.org have exactly the same issue now with the pangox-compat package. It does have to do something with Fedora
            18 though, because it still worked on Fedora 16 and funny enough it does work on that
            broken UI (when I remove pangox-compat that is). For now I learnt to live with it by
            setting up a bookmark (with .gtk-bookmarks) that points to my Document directory. It’s not ideal, but it’s better than nothing.

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            • Hi Jack,

              I tested this and it “works” exactly how you described. Without pangox-compat it works normally and with pangox-compat installed it loses the selected path.

              I quickly check files under ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user and it appears that the this path is set in registrymodifications.xcu file.

              You can manually set this path:
              1. Change My Documents path to default Options -> Paths -> clicking default and then ok
              2. Close LibreOffice (all open windows)
              3. Open ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/registrymodifications.xcu
              4. Find following line:

              
              $(work)
              

              Change value to:

              
              $(home)/some/directory
              

              5. Save and close file
              6. Open LibreOffice and test

              Is it working then?

              If yes, then modify this path manually. If you try to use Options -> Paths, it will lose it again. :)

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              • Oh yes, setting the path manually does the job. It’s been so annoying when I wanted to go through several documents to look for something and had to switch to my data directory for each one because libreoffice never kept its path. I tried to find out where it stores these settings, but I just couldn’t find it. You’re awesome, thanks so much for the help once more.

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                • You are welcome! Excellent to hear that you got it working!

                  Unfortunately I can’t explain why pangox-compat cause this problem, but this is temporary fix to problem, until pangox-compat is fixed.

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                  • Hi JR,

                    First, I don’t think the problem is within pangox-compat. As I said, the libreoffice packages shipped by fedora have the same issue and they don’t even rely on pangox-compat. My assumption is that when breaking the UI by removing pangox-compat, the problem gets circumvented somehow, by providing a diffrent UI dialogues and buttons etc.
                    Second, unfortunately I was to fast in saying that your temporary fix solved the problem. After manually changing that config file it does work: exactly once. After loading one document it resets to my home directory again, even though the path in the config file is still there. Maybe there’s more to it than just the
                    registrymodifications.xcu file.

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                  • Sorry for spamming your blog, but I found out some more interesting facts about that Paths setting problem which I think may be interesting:
                    I tried diffrent desktops and found out that setting the Paths in the gui works just fine when using LXDE. Interesting enough, in KDE it also works fine for libreoffice 3.6.x (as shipped by Fedora) but NOT with version 4.0. LXDE uses openbox as window manager, so I tried the following. I replaced xfwm4 with openbox in XFCE by running openbox --replace in a terminal and then saving my session. Now setting and saving the Paths works as it should both in libreoffice 3 and 4. I suspect that bug is somewhere in xfwm 4.10, which would explain why I didn’t have any problems in Fedora 16 which was still using xfce 4.8. I could confirm the same paths setting problem on the xfce edition of Linuxmint on my notebook, so it’s not tied to Fedora.

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                    • Very interesting, thanks Jack!

                      Excellent debugging, it’s definitely xfwm 4.10 problem then. One good thing, you get much better window manager when you change xfwm to openbox (in my opinion). ;)

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    8. thanks for this.. This is a great site..

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    9. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly. I am quite certain I will learn lots of new stuff right here! Best of luck for the next!

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    10. I have a problem installing libreoffice. I used to have version 3.6.0. I wanted to upgrade to latest version. After removing the previous version, I tried to install the latest version. That is where I am getting into a fix. It maybe a trivial but it is irritating.

      LSB Version: :core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarch:printing-4.0-amd64:printing-4.0-noarch
      Distributor ID: RedHatEnterpriseWorkstation
      Description: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.3 (Santiago)
      Release: 6.3
      Codename: Santiago

      Error:
      After giving yum install *.rpm, it goes through the RPMS folder for the required RPMs and their dependencies and shoots out the undermentioned error.
      Error: Package: libobasis4.0-core01-4.0.1.2-2.x86_64 (/libobasis4.0-core01-4.0.1.2-2.x86_64)
      Requires: libreoffice4.0-ure

      I thought the db might have been corrupted during the un-install (yum remove libreoffice*). So I cleaned it up. still no use.

      Any assistance is required. Thank you.

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      • Hi Arvin,

        Could you post output of following command:

        
        ls -la RPMS/
        

        Btw. right command to install is yum localinstall.

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    11. Good morning,

      thanks a lot for this post and your site in general!
      I’ve just install libreoffice 4.0.1 and everything is alright.

      Except when I try to install the french languqga pack. I get the same error as below :

      Erreur : Paquet : libobasis4.0-fr-help-4.0.1.2-2.x86_64 (/libobasis4.0-fr-help-4.0.1.2-2.x86_64)
      Requiert : libobasis4.0-fr

      and ls -la RPMS/ gives

      libobasis4.0-fr-help-4.0.1.2-2.x86_64.rpm

      Best regards

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    12. Thanks a lot!

      It works.

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    13. Thanks for a useful article.

      I used your procedure as a starting point for installing LibreOffice 4.1 plus my regional settings on CentOS 6.4 i686. Once the main LibreOffice_4.1.0_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz file has been extracted, everything is installed with
      yum localinstall RPMS/*.rpm

      The desktop-integration in the main RPMS folder.

      I also installed my regional language and helpfile.
      LibreOffice_4.1.0_Linux_x86_rpm_langpack_en-GB.tar.gz
      LibreOffice_4.1.0_Linux_x86_rpm_helppack_en-GB.tar.gz

      Each one of these extracts into it’s own directory. Start with the langpack first and then install the helppack otherwise you will get complaints of missing libraries. Change to the appropriate folder for each and use the
      yum localinstall RPMS/*.rpm
      command to install them.

      HTH,
      Nick.

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    14. Thanks alot! by the guide, Now I installed all Ok on Centos 6.4, using your guide. Thank you!.
      best regards.

      Sirliebre.

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    15. I able to install finally as it says below on completion

      Installed size: 24 M
      Is this ok [y/N]: y
      Downloading Packages:
      Running rpm_check_debug
      Running Transaction Test
      Transaction Test Succeeded
      Running Transaction
      Warning: RPMDB altered outside of yum.
      Installing : libobasis4.1-en-US-help-4.1.3.2-2.x86_64 1/1
      Verifying : libobasis4.1-en-US-help-4.1.3.2-2.x86_64 1/1

      Installed:
      libobasis4.1-en-US-help.x86_64 0:4.1.3.2-2

      Complete!

      But I do not see any icon or able to run /opt/libreoffice4.1/program/soffice

      How can I get its GUI or able to start.
      please help

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