How to Install OnlyOffice on Fedora 37/36/35

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 worldwide 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 projects using calendars.

In the following tutorial, you will learn how to install OnlyOffice on Fedora 37/36/35 Linux by downloading the official RPM repository and installing it manually or using the third-party package manager Flatpak that is natively installed.

Recommended Steps Before Installation

Before proceeding with the tutorial, ensuring your system is up-to-date with all existing packages is good.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

#1st Method – Install OnlyOffice Suite – Download RPM

The first task is downloading the official RPM package from OnlyOffice’s website. Luckily, this can be done using the command line terminal with the wget command as follows.

wget https://download.onlyoffice.com/install/desktop/editors/linux/onlyoffice-desktopeditors.x86_64.rpm

Next, install OnlyOffice with the following command.



sudo dnf install onlyoffice-desktopeditors.x86_64.rpm -y

#2nd Method – Install OnlyOffice Suite – Flatpak/Flathub

The next best option is to use the Flatpak package manager since it will be easier to receive binary updates if required. This comes installed on Fedora unless you remove 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, re-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

This is optional, but you may need to reboot; for Fedora users, this is not required, but if you install any applications from Flatpak before rebooting your system, do so quickly as you may find issues with icon paths being incorrect, leading to problems launching the applications.

reboot

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.

Launch OnlyOffice Suite on Fedora Linux

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.

onlyoffice

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.

Activities > Show Applications > OnlyOffice



Example:

Launch OnlyOffice from application menu on Fedora Linux.

Once opened, you can create a document, spreadsheet, presentation, or template. You can connect to the cloud from the default screen if you have this available.

Example Word (Click Image to Enlarge):

example of OnlyOffice suite launched on Fedora Linux

Example Word (Click Image to Enlarge):

example of OnlyOffice word on Fedora Linux

Update OnlyOffice Suite on Fedora Linux

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.

flatpak update

Remove OnlyOffice Suite on Fedora Linux

Use one of the following commands if you no longer require the application that matches the installation method.



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


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