Install Latest LibreOffice 5.3 Release on CentOS,RHEL,Fedora,Ubuntu and Debian Systems

Written by Santosh Prasad

Recently LibreOffice 5.3 has bee released on 1st February 2017.  LibreOffice is an open source and free source productivity suit for Linux,Windows and  Mac OS. You can use LibreOffice without paying any cost if you don’t want to purchase licence for Microsoft Office. It has lots of feature that provides rich feature for Data Processing, Spreadsheets, Word Document, Presentation, Math, Drawing and much more.

In this tutorial I am going to explain how we can install latest LibreOffice 5.3 release on CentOS, RHEL, Fedora, Ubuntu and Debian systems.

What’s New in LibreOffice 5.3:

  • New text layout engine
  • Many UI/UX improvements and the MUFFIN interfaces (Microsoft Ribbon UI)
  • First source release of LibreOffice online, that offers basic collaborative editing of documents in browser
  • Faster rendering performance
  • And much more, read the release note.

Remove Old Installed LibreOffice

Remove old installed LibreOffice, you can also use latest LibreOffice 5.3 along with older but conflicts may occur during usage.

Follow the below command to remove old LibreOffice.

On Redhat Based System

# yum remove libreoffice*

On Debian Based System

$ sudo apt-get remove libreoffice*

Download and Install LibreOffice 5.3

Follow the below link to download LibreOffice 5.3 from its Official website.


Download below files in /tmp directory:

LibreOffice_5.3.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz or

Select compressed file as per your system requirements (Linux x86 bits and Linux x64 bits).

Extract LibreOffice 5.3 Package

After downloading the tar file you will need to extract it. Follow the below command to extract  tar file.

On RHEL/Fedora and CentOS Systems

On 32-Bit System

# tar -zxvf LibreOffice_5.3.0_Linux_x86_deb.tar.gz

On 64-Bit System

# tar -zxvf LibreOffice_5.3.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

Install LibreOffice 5.3 Package

You will get a directory and sub-directory called RPMS after extracting the package. Follow the below command install LibreOffice 5.3 Package. I have download tar file in /tmp directory you can download on another location.

On CentOS, RHEL and Fedora

For 32-Bit OS

# cd /tmp/LibreOffice_5.3.0.x_Linux_x86_rpm/RPMS/
# yum localinstall *.rpm
# dnf install *.rpm                [For Fedora version 23+]

For 64-Bit OS

# cd /tmp/LibreOffice_5.3.0.x_Linux_x86-64_rpm/RPMS/
# yum localinstall *.rpm
# dnf install *.rpm                 [For Fedora version 23+]

On Ubuntu and Debian System

For 32-Bit OS

$ cd /tmp/LibreOffice_5.3.0.x_Linux_x86_deb/DEBS/
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

For 64-Bit OS

$ cd /tmp/LibreOffice_5.3.0.x_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/
& sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Start LibreOffice 5.3

After Installing the LibreOffice on Linux system you can see LibreOffice icons in your desktop or you can also start it by executing the below command.

# libreoffice5.3

I hope this article will be helpful to Install Latest LibreOffice 5.3 Release on CentOS,RHEL,Fedora,Ubuntu and Debian Systems.

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