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Soumyajyoti Biswas
Soumyajyoti Biswas

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Installing Libre Office in Kali Linux

Summary

In this tutorial I will show you how to install Libre Office in Kali linux. In their own words

LibreOffice Official page

You can find them here.

Download from the official source

Libre Office Download Page

  • You can download the latest current version of the .deb file. The current version while writing this is 7.3.1, which you can find here. You can also use a mirror list to use a direct FTP link to download.
┌──(user㉿kali-01)-[~/Downloads/LibreOffice]
└─$ wget "https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/tdf/libreoffice/stable/7.3.1/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_7.3.1_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz"
--2022-03-03 18:57:06--  https://ftp.osuosl.org/pub/tdf/libreoffice/stable/7.3.1/deb/x86_64/LibreOffice_7.3.1_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz
Resolving ftp.osuosl.org (ftp.osuosl.org)... 64.50.233.100, 64.50.236.52, 140.211.166.134, ...
Connecting to ftp.osuosl.org (ftp.osuosl.org)|64.50.233.100|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 195897910 (187M) [application/x-gzip]
Saving to: ‘LibreOffice_7.3.1_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz’

LibreOffice_7.3.1_Linux_x86 100%[==========================================>] 186.82M  4.53MB/s    in 53s     

2022-03-03 18:58:00 (3.55 MB/s) - ‘LibreOffice_7.3.1_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz’ saved [195897910/195897910]
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Extract and install Libre Office

  • Once you have downloaded the version of Libre Office that you would like to install, extract the tar.gz file.

Extract gz using GUI in Kali Linux

┌──(user㉿kali-01)-[~/Downloads/LibreOffice]
└─$ ls
LibreOffice_7.3.1_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

┌──(user㉿kali-01)-[~/Downloads/LibreOffice]
└─$ tar xvf LibreOffice_7.3.1_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz 
# Extraction lines here <truncated>
LibreOffice_7.3.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/libobasis7.3-base_7.3.1.3-3_amd64.deb
LibreOffice_7.3.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/libobasis7.3-math_7.3.1.3-3_amd64.deb
LibreOffice_7.3.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/libobasis7.3-onlineupdate_7.3.1.3-3_amd64.deb
LibreOffice_7.3.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/libobasis7.3-extension-beanshell-script-provider_7.3.1.3-3_amd64.deb
LibreOffice_7.3.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/libreoffice7.3_7.3.1.3-3_amd64.deb
LibreOffice_7.3.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/libobasis7.3-en-us_7.3.1.3-3_amd64.deb
LibreOffice_7.3.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/libreoffice7.3-math_7.3.1.3-3_amd64.deb
LibreOffice_7.3.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/readmes/
LibreOffice_7.3.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/readmes/README_en-US
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  • Once extracted, open a terminal, and go to the download folder. Go inside the DEBS folder and use the dpkg command to install it.

┌──(user㉿kali-01)-[~/Downloads/LibreOffice]
└─$ ls                                                            
LibreOffice_7.3.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb  LibreOffice_7.3.1_Linux_x86-64_deb.tar.gz

┌──(user㉿kali-01)-[~/Downloads/LibreOffice]
└─$ cd LibreOffice_7.3.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS/

┌──(user㉿kali-01)-[~/Downloads/LibreOffice/LibreOffice_7.3.1.3_Linux_x86-64_deb/DEBS]
└─$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
# Installation lines here <truncated>
Setting up libreoffice7.3-dict-fr (7.3.1.3-3) ...
Setting up libreoffice7.3-draw (7.3.1.3-3) ...
Setting up libreoffice7.3-en-us (7.3.1.3-3) ...
Setting up libreoffice7.3-impress (7.3.1.3-3) ...
Setting up libreoffice7.3-math (7.3.1.3-3) ...
Setting up libreoffice7.3-writer (7.3.1.3-3) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.26-1) ...
Processing triggers for mailcap (3.70+nmu1) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (2.1-2) ...
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  • To open Libre Office post install, you can search under Applications → Type in LibreOffice

Libre Office under Applications Menu in Kali Linux

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