Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 on Fedora 24/23, CentOS/RHEL 7.2/6.8

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This is quick guide to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 on Fedora 24/23/22/21/20/19/18/17/16/15/14/13/12, CentOS 7.2/6.8, Red Hat (RHEL) 7.2/6.8 with using Apache OpenOffice original RPM packages.

What’s new in Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 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 4.1.2 on Fedora 24/23/22/21, CentOS/Red Hat (RHEL) 7.2/6.8

1. Download Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 Linux Package

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 32-bit version

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 64-bit version

2. Change to root User

3. Remove and Packages with following command

4. Extract Package and Access Directory

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2

5. Block and libreoffice-ure package updates

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

6. Install / Update Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 RPM packages

7. Start Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2

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


Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 running on Fedora 22

Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on Fedora 22

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. JR, TY for all the work! How would this be different if A OOo had been downloaded from the site to a jump drive since system being updated is standalone, NOT connected to I-net or any other boxes.
    As root; I have copied files from USB drive to my Desktop, ran tar – XX [My 1st tarball ext as I recall] XX
    Saw what appeared to be many files being extracted, then

    • Hi Douglas,

      This should work normally with or without net, if you have tarball downloaded. Do you got it working?

  2. Hi, why blocking URE packages?

  3. OpenOffice does not seem to run on Fedora 24 64 bit: I’m getting a Signal 6 error.


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