Installation from packages

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

  • Debian 9

  • Debian 10

  • Ubuntu 16.04

  • Ubuntu 18.04

  • Ubuntu 20.04

  • 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.


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

How to upgrade

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

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

  2. Remove coolwsd and collaboraoffice* packages.

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

  4. Install coolwsd package.

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


For localization of tunnelled dialogs, 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 version 3.2.2 and higher 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. .