How to install LibreOffice 6.0 in debian/ubuntu

There's good news for loyal users of LibreOffice's office suite. The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 6.0, a major release and a dramatically improved free office suite. Today LibreOffice is more powerful, simple and secure, and offers superior interoperability with Microsoft Office documents. The new major release adds a large number of significant new features to the core engine and to individual modules (Writer, Calc and Impress/Draw), with the objective of providing users with the best in terms of personal productivity. [* blog.documentfoundation.org]

For debian / ubuntu linux users who can not wait to experience the new features of LibreOffice 6.0 can follow the following tutorial to install the app if in the official repo does not exist yet. But before we get started, first of all this example has been done on Debian GNU / Linux 9.3 (stretch) x86_64.

Download
1. Go to www.libreoffice.org
2. Choose your operating system: Linux x86_64 (deb)
3. Click DOWNLOAD and place it to ~/Downloads, after that you'll get LibreOffice_6.0.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

Prerequisite
# Linux Kernel version 2.6.18 or higher
$ uname -r
4.9.0-5-amd64

# glibc2 version 2.5 or higher;
$ apt show libc-bin                                                  
Package: libc-bin
Version: 2.24-11+deb9u1
...

# freetype version 2.2.0 or higher;
$ apt show libfreetype6                                                
Package: libfreetype6
Version: 2.6.3-3.2
...

# gtk version 2.10.4 or higher;
$ apt show libgtk2.0-bin
Package: libgtk2.0-bin
Version: 2.24.31-2
...

# if use Gnome, need version 2.16 or higher, with the gail 1.9 and the at-spi 1.7 packages (required for support for assistive technology [AT] tools), or another compatible GUI (such as KDE, among others).

The installation
$ cd ~/Downloads
# extract
$ tar -vxf LibreOffice_6.0.0_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz 
$ cd LibreOffice_6.0.0.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS

$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

# optional
$ sudo ln -s /opt/libreoffice6.0/program/soffice /usr/bin/libreoffice
By default, LibreOffice favours nice-looking graphics over speed. If you experience slow graphics, switching off 'Tools - Options - LibreOffice - View - Use Anti-Aliasing' may help.

Alternative installation metode
1. flatpak:
$ flatpak install --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.libreoffice.LibreOffice.flatpakref

Reference:
1. www.libreoffice.org
2. wiki.documentfoundation.org

Thank you for reading, your feedback is awaited.
How to install LibreOffice 6.0 in debian/ubuntu How to install LibreOffice 6.0 in debian/ubuntu Reviewed by Opoel34 on 2/05/2018 12:06:00 PM Rating: 5

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