HowTo Install Apache OpenOffice4 Linux RHEL 7/Centos 7

Quick guide to Install Apache OpenOffice 4 in Linux Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.x Or Centos 7.x.  To Install Apache OpenOffice4 Linux first download extra source package from open office site.

Apache OpenOffice4 Improvements

  • Complete OpenSource Solution and alternative to MS Office
  • Set default currency to Euro in Lithuanian locale
  • Updated dictionaries.
  • Enhancements to the build tools
  • Security Fixes
  • Several distinct enhancements were applied to the WebDAV management and file locking: OpenOffice is now able to properly interact with Microsoft Sharepoint, enabling a more productive usage in corporate-level environments. These enhancements were funded, and contributed upstream, by the Emilia-Romagna regional administration (Italy), where OpenOffice was adopted a few years ago.
  • The PDF export dialog was redesigned for better usability on small laptop screens.
  • Underlying libraries for the solver and digital signing functionality have been updated, for better performance and increased security.

HowTo Install Apache OpenOffice4 Linux

Openoffice 32 bit download

wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.3/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.3_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz/download -O Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.3_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

OpenOffice 63 bit download

wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.3/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.3_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz/download -O Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.3_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

Extract the Package using tar

$ tar -xvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.2_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
$ su -
Password: 
# cd en-US/RPMS/

Now rum RPM installation using Red Hat Package Manager

# rpm -ivh *.rpm
Preparing... ################################# [100%]
Updating / installing...
 1:openoffice-ure-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 2%]
 2:openoffice-core01-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 5%]
 3:openoffice-en-US-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 7%]
 4:openoffice-impress-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 10%]
 5:openoffice-en-US-base-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 12%]
 6:openoffice-en-US-calc-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 15%]
 7:openoffice-en-US-draw-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 17%]
 8:openoffice-en-US-help-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 20%]
 9:openoffice-en-US-impress-4.1.2-97################################# [ 22%]
 10:openoffice-en-US-math-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 24%]
 11:openoffice-en-US-res-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 27%]
 12:openoffice-en-US-writer-4.1.2-978################################# [ 29%]
 13:openoffice-base-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 32%]
 14:openoffice-calc-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 34%]
 15:openoffice-core02-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 37%]
 16:openoffice-core03-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 39%]
 17:openoffice-core04-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 41%]
 18:openoffice-core05-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 44%]
 19:openoffice-core06-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 46%]
 20:openoffice-core07-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 49%]
 21:openoffice-draw-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 51%]
 22:openoffice-images-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 54%]
 23:openoffice-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 56%]
 24:openoffice-math-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 59%]
 25:openoffice-writer-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 61%]
 26:openoffice-brand-writer-4.1.2-978################################# [ 63%]
 27:openoffice-brand-math-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 66%]
 28:openoffice-brand-base-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 68%]
 29:openoffice-brand-calc-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 71%]
 30:openoffice-brand-draw-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 73%]
 31:openoffice-brand-en-US-4.1.2-9782################################# [ 76%]
 32:openoffice-brand-impress-4.1.2-97################################# [ 78%]
 33:openoffice-ogltrans-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 80%]
 34:openoffice-gnome-integration-4.1.################################# [ 83%]
 35:openoffice-graphicfilter-4.1.2-97################################# [ 85%]
 36:openoffice-javafilter-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 88%]
 37:openoffice-onlineupdate-4.1.2-978################################# [ 90%]
 38:openoffice-ooofonts-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 93%]
 39:openoffice-ooolinguistic-4.1.2-97################################# [ 95%]
 40:openoffice-pyuno-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [ 98%]
 41:openoffice-xsltfilter-4.1.2-9782 ################################# [100%]

Required dependent packages are installed as you seen above command output

It’s an time to install desktop integration menus

# cd desktop-integration

# rpm -ivh openoffice4.1.2-redhat-menus-4.1.2-9782.noarch.rpm 
Preparing... ################################# [100%]
Updating / installing Openoffice4...
 1:openoffice4.1.2-redhat-menus-4.1.################################# [100%]

Start OpenOffice4 Application

# openoffice4
OpenOffice4 Welcome Page First Time

OpenOffice4 Welcome Page First Time

Provide Name Click Finish

Provide Name Click Finish

First Screen of OpenOffice4

First Screen of OpenOffice4

Install OpenOffice4 RHEL 7

Spreadsheet

Conclusion

To Use Openoffice4 after installation in Linux you must be in GUI mode. Install Apache Openoffice4 Linux is very simple.

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1 Response

  1. blank Arunachalam says:

    Dear ARK

    thanks for your posting, I do followed your instruction; but when I do last step openoffice4

    I am getting following error
    /opt/openoffice4/program/soffice: /opt/openoffice4/program/pagein: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory
    /opt/openoffice4/program/soffice: /opt/openoffice4/program/javaldx: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory
    /opt/openoffice4/program/soffice: /opt/openoffice4/program/soffice.bin: /lib/ld-linux.so.2: bad ELF interpreter: No such file or directory

    what to do now?

    Thanks

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