So the latest LibreOffice is out and you want to know how to get it installed on Fedora 21 and it is not available from RedHat. No problem! In this post we will cover how to get and install LibreOffice 5 on Fedora 21.
First we need to download the latest RPM tarball from LibreOffice testing. I am also giving the link to stable Install is the same.
Open a terminal and use wget to download it. Note: the directory under testing and the version will change so you will have to use a browser and check under http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing periodically to get updated information.The information below was the version as of 8/24/2015.
$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/5.0.1/rpm/x86_64/LibreOffice_18.104.22.168_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz Stable Version
$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.0.1/rpm/x86_64/LibreOffice_5.0.1_Linux_x86-64_rpm.tar.gz
$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/testing/5.0.1/rpm/x86/LibreOffice_22.214.171.124_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz Stable Version
$ wget http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/5.0.1/rpm/x86/LibreOffice_5.0.1_Linux_x86_rpm.tar.gz
Un-tar the file and get into the extracted directory.
$ tar -xvf LibreOffice_5.0.1*
$ cd LibreOffice_126.96.36.199_Linux_x86-64_rpm
Now let’s install it.
$ sudo yum localinstall RPMS/*.rpm
LibreOffice will show in your application menus for KDE and GNOME and start just like you have with LibreOffice 4 series or if you prefer the command line for each component.
$ /opt/libreoffice5.0/program/swriter $ /opt/libreoffice5.0/program/scalc $ /opt/libreoffice5.0/program/sdraw $ /opt/libreoffice5.0/program/smath $ /opt/libreoffice5.0/program/sbase $ /opt/libreoffice5.0/program/simpress