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

Hello,

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 🙂

Solved Open Office asking for document recovery everytime

Hello friends,

Is your open office asking for document recovery every time ? if your document doesn’t exist then also ? If Yes, then follow this document to solve your problem.

Follow below steps to solve your problem :-

To solve this problem :-

For root :-

Go to Terminal -> cd .openoffice.org/<version-of-openoffice>/user/registry/

data/org/openoffice/Office/

There you will find Recovery.xcu

[root@tejas Office]# ls
Common.xcu  Histories.xcu  Linguistic.xcu  Recovery.xcu Views.xcu  Writer.xcu

Remove Recovery.xcu

Now try to open it will not ask you for recovery.


For User :-

Go to Terminal -> cd /home/<user-name>/.openoffice.org/<version-of-openoffice>/user/registry/data/org/openoffice/Office/

There you will find Recovery.xcu

[barot@tejas Office]# ls
Common.xcu  Histories.xcu  Linguistic.xcu  Recovery.xcu Views.xcu  Writer.xcu

Remove Recovery.xcu

Now try to open it will not ask you for recovery.

Let us know its work for you or not.

Enjoy Open Source 🙂
Waiting for your feedback guys. 🙂

How-To: Install OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 was released a few days ago, bringing many bug fixes to the stable 3.1 series. One of the ways to get it on Jaunty is to use the Launchpad.net PPA for OpenOffice.org Scribblers which recently packaged it for Ubuntu Jaunty and included it in their repositories.

To install the latest release using command-line, just use the instructions below:

First, edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file and enter your user password:

sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list

Add the following two lines (the second one is not necessary, unless you want the sources to be available too):

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/openoffice-pkgs/ppa/ubuntu jaunty main

Add the trusted key for these repositories:

sudo apt-key adv –keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com –recv-keys 247D1CFF

Update the packages lists:

sudo apt-get update

You can eventually remove your existing OpenOffice installation by using the following two commands:

sudo apt-get remove –purge openoffice.org
sudo apt-get autoremove –purge

This will also remove system-wide configuration files.

Now, install OpenOffice.org 3.1.1:

sudo apt-get install openoffice.org

This should be all. You can run it by pressing Alt+F2 and typing openoffice in the run box.

Thanks to this post :- TuxArena