Howto: Installing OpenOffice 3.2 on Linux | RHEL 5 | RHEL 6 | CentOS | 32bit and 64bit

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Warning:- As We know RHEL/CentOS is consider as a stable So I have performed this howto on Stand Alone RHEL/CentOS, So Requesting you to not perform this on production directly. If you are not sure then first test this and then try to perform on Production or Critical Server.

This is the very basic howto but useful for Beginner. Most of the facing difficulties to Install OpenOffice on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

In Ubuntu lots of Repositories already configured.

In Fedora you’ll Find OpenOffice in DVD itself. So You can easily install OpenOffice on Fedora and Ubuntu.

But In Red Hat Enterprise 5 and 6, there is no package selection for OpenOffice. So You can to Download it from internet and You have to install it.

There are several ways to install OpenOffice on RHEL, You can Download and install by using source package and also You can install it by configuring Repository, But today we are going different methods not Install.sh and no repository, we’ll install it by using RPM Method.

This article for 32bit and 64bit systems.

To Install OpenOffice Perform Following steps to Install OpenOffice 3.2 on 32bit Linux :-

1) You have to be a “root” user to install OpenOffice 3.2 on you RHEL

2) Go to Provided Link below :-

http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/OpenOffice-dot-org-Download-253.html

3) Click on Red Hat/Fedora/Mandriva/openSUSE RPM (3.2.1 Stable) (x86) to Download OpenOffice 3.2 for 32bit.

4) Wait until Download get finish. It will take few minutes to complete Download.

5) Once Download get finished. Extract OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz for 32bit. To Extract file perform Following.

For 32bit :-
Open Terminal ->
Execute tar zxvf OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

6) Now Change your directory to OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.
# cd OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US

7) In Same Directory You will find Folder call RPMs.

[root@tejasbarot OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US]# cd RPMs

8) Now We have to Install All RPMS to Install OpenOffice 3.2. Execute Following Command.

[root@tejasbarot RPMS]#
rpm -ivh *.rpm

If everything goes fine then OpenOffice gets installed. But By performing above step OpenOffice gets install but you’ll not able to see OpenOffice Selection in Applications Menu. For that you have to Perform Following Step.

9) In RPMs directory there is one more directory called “desktop-integrates“. Now Lets Switch to that Directory and install Red Hat Related Desktop Integration RPM.

[root@tejasbarot desktop-integrates]# rpm -ivh openoffice-desktop-redhat-xxx.rpm

Once Desktop Integration RPM get installed You’ll able to See Open Office Selection in Application Menu.

10) That’s It. OpenOffice for 32Bit is Successfully Installed.

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To Install OpenOffice Perform Following steps to Install OpenOffice 3.2 on 64bit Linux :-

1) You have to be a “root” user to install OpenOffice 3.2 on you RHEL

2) Go to Provided Link below :-

http://linux.softpedia.com/progDownload/OpenOffice-dot-org-Download-253.html

3) Click on Red Hat/Fedora/Mandriva/openSUSE RPM (3.2.1 Stable) (x86_64) to Download OpenOffice 3.2 for 64bit.

4) Wait until Download get finish. It will take few minutes to complete Download.

5) Once Download get finished. Extract OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz for 64bit. To Extract file perform Following.

For 32bit :-
Open Terminal ->
Execute tar zxvf OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

6) Now Change your directory to OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.
# cd OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US

7) In Same Directory You will find Folder call RPMs.

[root@tejasbarot OOo_3.2.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US]# cd RPMs

8) Now We have to Install All RPMS to Install OpenOffice 3.2. Execute Following Command.

[root@tejasbarot RPMS]#
rpm -ivh *.rpm

If everything goes fine then OpenOffice gets installed. But By performing above step OpenOffice gets install but you’ll not able to see OpenOffice Selection in Applications Menu. For that you have to Perform Following Step.

9) In RPMs directory there is one more directory called “desktop-integrates“. Now Lets Switch to that Directory and install Red Hat Related Desktop Integration RPM.

[root@tejasbarot desktop-integrates]# rpm -ivh openoffice-desktop-redhat-xxx.rpm

Once Desktop Integration RPM get installed You’ll able to See Open Office Selection in Application Menu.

10) That’s It. OpenOffice for 64Bit is Successfully Installed.

That’s it Guys. Hope you like this howto Its Very basic but mostly some people find it very difficult.

If You are facing any difficulties please post your errors in comments section.

Waiting for your feedback Guys.

Enjoy OpenOffice on RHEL 🙂 Enjoy Documents on Linux 🙂 Enjoy Linux 🙂