Installation from packages

Collabora delivers signed binary packages for 64-bit Linux distributions:

  • Debian 9

  • Debian 10

  • Debian 11

  • Ubuntu 16.04

  • Ubuntu 18.04

  • Ubuntu 20.04

  • Ubuntu 22.04

  • RHEL 7 / CentOS 7

  • RHEL 8 / CentOS 8

  • SLES 15 / openSUSE Leap 15.x

The Installation Procedure

On all the supported platforms, the installation procedure consist of three steps:

  • Import of the signing key

  • The installation itself

  • Starting of the service, and enabling it for auto-start after reboot

Collabora’s Partner

If you are Collabora’s Partner, please log into The Partner portal get your unique secret URL from the Partner portal and follow the instructions listed there.

CODE

If you are not Collabora’s Partner please follow CODE instructions

Distro-specific Installation Instructions

To install Collabora Office you need system administrator (root) privileges. The following command line examples are supposed to be entered from a system administrator (root) account. Alternatively you can use sudo.

export customer_hash=Example-413539ece39485afc35b4a469adfde0a279d2fd2

Debian 9

Please type the following commands into the shell as root:

  1. download the signing key

    cd /usr/share/keyrings
    wget https://collaboraoffice.com/downloads/gpg/collaboraonline-release-keyring.gpg
    
  2. add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list.d

    cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/collaboraonline.sources
    Types: deb
    URIs: https://www.collaboraoffice.com/repos/CollaboraOnline/21.11/customer-debian9-$customer_hash
    Suites: ./
    Signed-By: /usr/share/keyrings/collaboraonline-release-keyring.gpg
    EOF
    
  3. perform the installation

    apt update && apt install coolwsd collabora-online-brand
    

After successful installation, please follow the chapter Configuration.

Debian 10

Please type the following commands into the shell as root:

  1. download the signing key

    cd /usr/share/keyrings
    wget https://collaboraoffice.com/downloads/gpg/collaboraonline-release-keyring.gpg
    
  2. add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list.d

    cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/collaboraonline.sources
    Types: deb
    URIs: https://www.collaboraoffice.com/repos/CollaboraOnline/21.11/customer-debian10-$customer_hash
    Suites: ./
    Signed-By: /usr/share/keyrings/collaboraonline-release-keyring.gpg
    EOF
    
  3. perform the installation

    apt update && apt install coolwsd collabora-online-brand
    

After successful installation, please follow the chapter Configuration.

Ubuntu 16.04

Please type the following commands into the shell as root:

# download the signing key

cd /usr/share/keyrings
wget https://collaboraoffice.com/downloads/gpg/collaboraonline-release-keyring.gpg

# add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list.d

cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/collaboraonline.sources
Types: deb
URIs: https://www.collaboraoffice.com/repos/CollaboraOnline/21.11/customer-ubuntu1604-$customer_hash
Suites: ./
Signed-By: /usr/share/keyrings/collaboraonline-release-keyring.gpg
EOF
# perform the installation
apt update && apt install coolwsd collabora-online-brand

After successful installation, please follow the chapter Configuration.

Ubuntu 18.04

Please type the following commands into the shell as root:

# download the signing key

cd /usr/share/keyrings
wget https://collaboraoffice.com/downloads/gpg/collaboraonline-release-keyring.gpg
# add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list.d
cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/collaboraonline.sources
Types: deb
URIs:https://www.collaboraoffice.com/repos/CollaboraOnline/21.11/customer-ubuntu1804-$customer_hash
Suites: ./
Signed-By: /usr/share/keyrings/collaboraonline-release-keyring.gpg
EOF

# perform the installation

apt update && apt install coolwsd collabora-online-brand

After successful installation, please follow the chapter Configuration.

Ubuntu 20.04

Please type the following commands into the shell as root:

# download the signing key

cd /usr/share/keyrings
wget https://collaboraoffice.com/downloads/gpg/collaboraonline-release-keyring.gpg

# add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list.d

cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/collaboraonline.sources
Types: deb
URIs:https://www.collaboraoffice.com/repos/CollaboraOnline/21.11/customer-ubuntu2004-$customer_hash
Suites: ./
Signed-By: /usr/share/keyrings/collaboraonline-release-keyring.gpg
EOF

# perform the installation

apt update && apt install coolwsd collabora-online-brand

After successful installation, please follow the chapter Configuration.

Ubuntu 22.04

Please type the following commands into the shell as root:

# download the signing key

cd /usr/share/keyrings
wget https://collaboraoffice.com/downloads/gpg/collaboraonline-release-keyring.gpg

# add the repository to /etc/apt/sources.list.d

cat << EOF > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/collaboraonline.sources
Types: deb
URIs:https://www.collaboraoffice.com/repos/CollaboraOnline/21.11/customer-ubuntu2204-$customer_hash
Suites: ./
Signed-By: /usr/share/keyrings/collaboraonline-release-keyring.gpg
EOF

# perform the installation

apt update && apt install coolwsd collabora-online-brand

After successful installation, please follow the chapter Configuration.

RHEL 7 / CentOS 7 (at least 7.2)

Please type the following commands into the shell as root:

# import the signing key

wget https://collaboraoffice.com/repos/CollaboraOnline/21.11/customer-centos7-$customer_hash/repodata/repomd.xml.key && rpm --import repomd.xml.key

# add the repository URL to yum

yum-config-manager --add-repo https://collaboraoffice.com/repos/CollaboraOnline/21.11/customer-centos7-$customer_hash

# perform the installation

yum install coolwsd collabora-online-brand

After successful installation, please follow the chapter Configuration.

RHEL 8 / CentOS 8

Please type the following commands into the shell as root:

# import the signing key

wget https://collaboraoffice.com/repos/CollaboraOnline/21.11/customer-centos8-$customer_hash/repodata/repomd.xml.key && rpm --import repomd.xml.key

# add the repository URL to yum

yum-config-manager --add-repo https://collaboraoffice.com/repos/CollaboraOnline/21.11/customer-centos8-$customer_hash

# perform the installation

yum install coolwsd collabora-online-brand

After successful installation, please follow the chapter Configuration.

SLES 15 / openSUSE Leap 15.x

Please type the following commands into the shell as root:

# import the signing key

wget https://collaboraoffice.com/repos/CollaboraOnline/21.11/customer-opensuse15-$customer_hash/repodata/repomd.xml.key && rpm --import repomd.xml.key

# add the repository URL to zypper

zypper ar -t yum
"https://collaboraoffice.com/repos/CollaboraOnline/21.11/customer-opensuse15-$customer_hash"
"Collabora Online"

# perform the installation

zypper ref && zypper in coolwsd collabora-online-brand

After successful installation, please follow the chapter Configuration.

How to upgrade

If you are upgrading from Collabora Online 4.2 or earlier version to version 6.4, follow these steps:

  1. Backup /etc/loolwsd/loolwsd.xml configuration file.

  2. Remove loolwsd and collaboraoffice* packages.

  3. Change the version number in the repository URL, e.g. from 4.2 to 6.4.

  4. Install loolwsd package.

  5. Restore /etc/loolwsd/loolwsd.xml configuration file.

If you are upgrading from Collabora Online 4.2 or earlier version to version 21.11, please read Upgrade to Collabora Online 21.11

Localization

For complete user interface localization you need to install Collabora Office language resources. They are not direct dependencies of coolwsd. For example for German dialogs on Debian/Ubuntu:

apt install collaboraoffice*de

Spelling dictionaries and thesauri

Collabora Online can use internal spelling dictionaries and thesauri (collaboraoffice*-dict-* packages). Collabora Online can use system spelling dictionaries and thesauri, too, that are located in /usr/share/hunspell and /usr/share/mythes directories.