LibreOffice is a powerful and open-source office suite that can be used on Linux, Mac as well as on Windows. It provides various features such as word documentation, spreadsheets, data processing, drawing, presentation design, Math calculation, and more. LibreOffice supports 110 languages and it runs on all important operating systems that is the reason LibreOffice has a large number of satisfied users in the world.

In this article, you will learn how to install LibreOffice on CentOS 8. At the time of writing this article, the latest version LibreOffice 6.4.3 is available for installation. So, we have implemented steps and terminal command on the CentOS system which are given below:

Installing latest version of LibreOffice on CentOS 8

To install LibreOffice 6.4.3, you need to perform the following steps on CentOS 8:

Step 1. Download Linux rpm file

Open the official website for LibreOffice suit using URL Click on the ‘Download Now’ button as follows:

LibreOffice Website

You can also select a download option from the top menu bar as follows:

Now, select and download an rpm package from the dropdown list according to your system specification means either for 32 bit or 64 bit. Here, we are using the 64-bit system so, we have select a Linux 64-bit (rpm) package for installation as follows:

Download LibreOffice RPM package

Click on the ‘Download’ button to download package as follows:


Once you click on Download, the following dialog box will open on the window. Here, you select the option ‘save file’ and click on the ‘OK’.

Save file to disk

You can check the progress of your download as follows:

Download progress

Step 2. Open terminal

Once the download is complete, now you will open the terminal application using ‘Ctrl + Alt + t’ or launch quickly from the application launcher as follows:

Open the Terminal

Step 3. Navigate directory

Now, you will navigate into the directory where the downloaded file has been saved. For this purpose, execute the following command:

$ cd Downloads

List all files of this directory using ‘ls’ command as follows:

Check Download directory

Step 4. Extract downloaded package

Extract the downloaded package using the following ‘tar’ command:

$ tar -xvf LibreOffice_6.4.3_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz

Unpack LibreOffice tar archive

It will take some time for extracting all files from the compressed package. Now, you can verify that extraction has been completed or not. Therefore, again list item of ‘Downloads’ directory.

Step 5. Install LibreOffice 6.4.3

After extracting the downloaded package, you have a directory under this you will find a folder or sub-directory named ‘RPMS’. Now, you will the following commands to install all rpm files as follows:

// Directory navigation

$ cd LibreOffice_6.4.3.2_Linux_x86-64_rpm

$ cd RPMS

// installation of LibreOffice 6.4.3 

$ yum localinstall *.rpm
Install LibreOffice RPM

The user prompt will ask to you confirm the installation of all packages. You will press ‘y’ and ‘Enter’ to confirm the installation process.

Confirm package installation

After a while, you will see that installation is completed on your system.

Installation complete

Step 6. Launch LibreOffice 6.4.3

Once the installation is complete, now you can launch LibreOffice 6.4.3 through the application launcher. Click on ‘Activities’ and type ‘LibreOffice’ or some initial characters of it in the search bar. You will see that the LibreOffice icon is displayed in the search results. Select this icon and click on it as follows:

Launch LibreOffice

After clicking on the LibreOffice icon, you will see the following window on your system:

LibreOffice Writer

This is the initial interface that displays on each new LibreOffice installation.

Congratulation! LibreOffice has been successfully installed on your system CentOS 8.


In this article, you learned how to install the latest version of LibreOffice on your CentOS system. I hope you enjoyed this article and helpful for you in the future. More, you can explore the features of LibreOffice to improve your knowledge. Please give your feedback related to this article via comments.

How to install the latest LibreOffice version on CentOS 8

Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. You can reach Karim on LinkedIn