Installing Libreoffice on Fedora

Published by

Posted on September 08, 2012

I have been using Ubuntu for some time and thought to give Fedora a try. Man was I spoiled with Ubunut, Fedora comes with nothing installed. The application store was very slow and not responsive at times.

I ended up manually installing Libreoffice from the command line and here are the steps.

1. download the rpm from
At the time of this writing the latest version was 3.6.1, you can also download it from
2. You will need to untar the file using tar -zxvf LibO_3.6.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
3. cd into the untar file and go into the rpm folder . you can now install the rpms using yum as such
yum localinstall *.rpm or rpm -Uvh RPMS/*.rpm
4. libroffice should not be installed at /opt/libreoffice/program , this issue i had here was creating the shortcuts to my desktop. for now i am loading libreoffice via the command line
./opt/libreoffice3.6/program/soffice is the main screen for Libreoffice