ONLYOFFICE is a powerful and versatile office suite that allows you to edit text documents, spreadsheets, or presentations easily. It also includes many collaborative features such as a CRM system for keeping track of contacts; a project management toolset that provides organization tools like task lists. The contact list can be accessed from anywhere globally via an internet connection!
Furthermore, there are mail servers, so messages won’t get lost because they’re stored securely on one central server while users receive notifications whenever somebody sends them something new (which means less stress). And finally, ONLY OFFICE offers an easy way to navigate through projects using calendars.
In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install OnlyOffice on AlmaLinux 9 by downloading the official RPM repository and installing it manually or using the third-party package manager Flatpak that is natively installed.
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Before proceeding with the tutorial, it is good to ensure your system is up-to-date with all existing packages.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
Install OnlyOffice Suite – DNF Method
The first task is to download the official RPM package from OnlyOffice’s website. Luckily, this can be done using the command line terminal with the wget command.
Next, install OnlyOffice with the following command.
sudo dnf install onlyoffice-desktopeditors.x86_64.rpm -y
Install OnlyOffice Suite – Flatpak Method
The best option is to use the Flatpak package manager since it will be easier to receive binary updates if required. This comes installed on AlmaLinux unless you removed it. This is another popular option similar to Snap but is featured amongst many distributions as an alternative third-party installation package manager for the latest packages.
First, install the Flatpak manager; this can be skipped if you already have it installed.
sudo dnf install flatpak -y
Next, you need to enable Flatpack using the following command in your terminal.
sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Ideally, you should reboot at this stage; if you skip this and notice icons not appearing, the reboot will generate the paths required for the future.
Now run the installation using the following flatpak command.
flatpak install flathub org.onlyoffice.desktopeditors -y
If the above command does not work and you receive the “error: Unable to load summary from remote flathub: Can’t fetch summary from disabled remote ‘flathub’‘ use the following command.
flatpak remote-modify --enable flathub
This will fix the issue.
How to Launch OnlyOffice Suite
Now that you have completed the installation launching, it can be done in a few ways.
Using the command line terminal, you can open the software quickly by using the following command.
Alternatively, Flatpak installations can use the following command.
flatpak run org.onlyoffice.desktopeditors
The best way to use OnlyOffice for desktop users that prefer not to use the command line terminal is to open the GUI of the application by following the path.
Taskbar > Office > OnlyOffice
Once opened, you can create a document, spreadsheet, presentation, or template. You can also connect to the cloud from the default screen if you have this available.
Example Word (Click Image to Enlarge):
Example Word (Click Image to Enlarge):
How to Update/Upgrade OnlyOffice Suite
Users that installed the DNF version will need to re-download the RPM package and re-install to upgrade your OnlyOffice. But, Flatpak installations can check for updates and quickly install these using the following command.
How to Remove (Uninstall) OnlyOffice Suite
Use one of the following commands if you no longer require the application that matches the installation method as follows.
DNF Remove Method
sudo dnf autoremove onlyoffice-desktopeditors.x86_64 -y
Flatpak Remove Method
flatpak remove --delete-data org.onlyoffice.desktopeditors -y
Next, run the following command for any leftover clean-ups required, similar to the autoremove command described for the DNF remove example command.
flatpak remove --unused
Comments and Conclusion
ONLYOFFICE is an excellent option if you are looking for an office suite that can be used online. It has various features, such as document editors and a platform for document management, that make it an attractive choice for businesses and individuals alike. The software is free to use, which makes it even more appealing. I