How to Install LibreOffice 3.5.7/3.6.5/4.0.0 on Debian Based Systems

Edit: Due to the fact that this article is old, the installation instructions may not work anymore. In order to successfully install the latest version of LibreOffice, please access the libreoffice tag and open the latest article (the one on top).

The latest installation instructions for LibreOffice

In this article I will show you how to install LibreOffice 3.5.7, LibreOffice 3.6.5 and LibreOffice 4.0.0 . LibreOffice 4.0.0 is a pre-released version, in the moment we’re speaking, and it is not recommended to install it, unless you are that type of geek that loves rocket science software.

Choose one of this LibreOffice versions, suitable for your system and follow the tutorial to see how to install it.

Download LibreOffice 3.5.7:

* for 32 bit systems:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/3.5.7/deb/x86/LibO_3.5.7_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz

* for 64 bit systems:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/3.5.7/deb/x86_64/LibO_3.5.7_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz

Download LibreOffice 3.6.5:

* for 32 bit systems:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/3.6.5/deb/x86/LibO_3.6.5_Linux_x86_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz.torrent

* for 64 bit systems:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/3.6.5/deb/x86_64/LibO_3.6.5_Linux_x86-64_install-deb_en-US.tar.gz

Download LibreOffice 4.0.0:

* for 32 bit systems:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/4.0.0/deb/x86/LibreOffice_4.0.0.2_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

* for 64 bit systems:

$ wget download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/4.0.0/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_4.0.0.2_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

Install LibreOffice:

Extract the archive:

$ tar -xzvf libreoffice*.tar.gz

Cd to the libreoffice* directory and install all the .deb files with dpkg -i:

$ cd libreoffice*/DEBS
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Cd to desktop-integration and install the remaining .deb files:

$ cd desktop-integration
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

This tutorial works on all the Debian based (and Ubuntu based) Linux distributions, such as: Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Knoppix, Damn Small Linux, Solus OS, Crunchbag and the many other Debian based distros.

If you want to uninstall LibreOffice, see this article.

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