Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on Fedora 21/20, CentOS/RHEL 7/6.6

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Are you looking LibreOffice 4.3/4.4 Install guide?

This is quick guide to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on Fedora 21/20/19/18/17/16/15/14/13/12, CentOS 7/6.6, Red Hat (RHEL) 7/6.6 with using Apache OpenOffice original RPM packages.

What’s new in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 release

  • New Sidebar – The Sidebar makes better use of today’s widescreen displays than traditional toolbars
  • Interoperability Improvements
  • DrawObject Improvements/Enhancements
  • Extensions Improvements/Enhancements
  • Many resource leaks were fixed

Check full feature list here.

Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on Fedora 21/20/19, CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 7/6.6

1. Download Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 Linux Package

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 32-bit version

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 64-bit version

2. Change to root User

3. Remove and Packages with following command

4. Extract Package and Access Directory

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

5. Block and libreoffice-ure package updates

In other words, “pin” and libreoffice-ure packages
Add exclude row to /etc/yum.conf file, under the section [main]:

6. Install / Update Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 RPM packages

7. Start Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1

Start OpenOffice with Clicking Icons (found normally from menus) or Start OpenOffice with Following Command:


Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 running on Fedora 20

Apache Openoffice 4.1 running on Fedora 20

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.0 running on CentOS 6.5

Apache Openoffice 4.1 running on CentOS 6.5

Apache OpenOffice 4 launchers on Fedora 19 Gnome Shell

Apache OpenOffice 4 menus

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  1. running into an authorization issue when I try to download the package using wget
    [root@myserver-2-1 ]# wget -O Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
    Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz: Permission denied
    [root@myserver-2-1 ]#

    I am able to wget many other packages, I believe this is when server side wants a login

    • Hi Dan,

      I have updated this guide to 4.1.0, so could you try to download instead it?

      Could you also try to download it example to to /tmp directory, is it working then?

  2. Hey there,
    all I get when I try to install openoffice this way is:

    wget command not found…

  3. I am currnetly stuck at step 4. Below are the errors I am receiving. Any help would be much appreciated. I am fairly new to Fedora and Linux in general.

    All steps prior seemed to be successful.

    [root@localhost ~]# tar -xvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.0*
    tar: This does not look like a tar archive

    gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
    tar: Child returned status 1
    tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now
    [root@localhost ~]#

    • Hi John,

      Could you post output of following command:

    • You may try ‘tar -zxvf’ instead of ‘tar -xvf’ to extract files if the archives are tar.gz

  4. Thank you for this post. It was usefull in recovering a document which could not be opened from libreoffice anymore.

  5. Unable to run version 4.11 as a service in my centos 6.5
    getting the following error message when trying to get it running.

    Output from /opt/openoffice4/program/soffice -headless -accept=”socket,host=,port=8100;urp;” -nofirststartwizard ..

    no suitable windowing system found, exiting.

  6. Hello,
    I am curious if aphche open office 4.1.1 is supported on Cent OS 6.6? Reason I ask is that step #6 always fails with this error:
    error: File not found by glob: RPMS/desktop-integration/openoffice4.1-redhat-*.rpm
    Any suggestions would be greatly appriciated.
    Best Regards!

    • Hello Donald,

      I just checked this guide and yes, it’s working on CentOS 6, but I had one typo on this file name. You can use following command instead:

      I updated this guide too.

  7. how to solve this while encounter error “no suitable windowing system found”

    • Hi shine,

      What OS you are using?

      Could you also post output of following command:

  8. This helped me install OpenOffice on Fedora Core 21. Thank you very much for posting this.



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