After someone told me that a PDF I’d created in Calligra Office was illegible and having issues with spreadsheets loading slowly, I decided to install LibreOffice. However, rather than go with the version in the repos, I decided to go with Flatpak – which allows for a more advanced version via the usage of runtimes. First, I had to install Flatpak:
sudo dnf install flatpak
Then I needed to install the runtimes. The LibreOffice page uses the –user tag, but I think that is just for installing it just to yourself rather than for the whole system. So I am omitting that.
flatpak remote-add –gpg-import=gnome-sdk.gpg gnome https://sdk.gnome.org/repo/
flatpak install gnome org.gnome.Platform 3.20
That took a bit and said things like “Writing Objects” on the terminal. Eventually that was done. Then it was time for LibreOffice. I grabbed the file from the website, then:
flatpak install –bundle LibreOffice.flatpak
After doing that I did an alt-F2 to see if it could launch like a regularly installed application. It did not show up. Perhaps Flatpak only works well with Gnome for now?
flatpak run org.libreoffice.LibreOffice
In the future if I want to update it, I need to run:
flatpak update –user org.libreoffice.LibreOffice</pre>
I do have to say that I’m disappointed it doesn’t appear in my alt-F2 menu.
2 responses to “Using Flatpak to install LibreOffice on Fedora 24”
At least it is in the application menu and can be started like any other application.
It does not appear in my application menu. But perhaps KDE is acting strangely. I’ll have to see after a reboot.