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LibreOffice is a full office productivity suite. It's a successor of the and strives to be a better and less bloated office suite.


USE flags

USE flags for app-office/libreoffice A full office productivity suite

bluetooth Enable Bluetooth Support global
branding Enable Gentoo specific branding global
coinmp Use sci-libs/coinor-mp as alternative solver local
cups Add support for CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) global
dbus Enable dbus support for anything that needs it (gpsd, gnomemeeting, etc) global
debug Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see global
eds Enable support for Evolution-Data-Server (EDS) global
firebird Add support for the Firebird relational database global
googledrive Enable support for remote files on Google Drive local
gstreamer Add support for media-libs/gstreamer (Streaming media) global
gtk Add support for x11-libs/gtk+ (The GIMP Toolkit) global
gtk3 Enable highly experimental gtk3 frontend local
java Add support for Java global
kde Add support for KDE (K Desktop Environment) global
libressl Use dev-libs/libressl as SSL provider (might need ssl USE flag), packages should not depend on this USE flag global
mysql Add mySQL Database support global
odk Build the Office Development Kit local
pdfimport Enable PDF import via the Poppler library local
postgres Add support for the postgresql database global
qt4 Add support for the Qt GUI/Application Toolkit version 4.x global
qt5 Add support for the Qt 5 application and UI framework global
test Workaround to pull in packages needed to run with FEATURES=test. Portage-2.1.2 handles this internally, so don't set it in make.conf/package.use anymore global
vlc Use media-video/vlc for video embedding local


Install app-office/libreoffice:

root #emerge --ask libreoffice

Binary installation

Since LibreOffice is such a large package to compile, it is also offered in pre-compiled binaries in app-office/libreoffice-bin.

root #emerge --ask libreoffice-bin

The binary packages are compiled such that they fit to the libraries of a stable Gentoo system. You will encounter difficulties if you try to use them on an ~arch system; this is not supported.