Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 on Fedora 24/23, CentOS/RHEL 7.2/6.8 - Comment Page: 8

Are you looking LibreOffice 5.2/5.1/5.0 Install guide? 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. [inttf_post_ad1] Install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.2 on Fedora 24/23/22/21, CentOS/Red Hat...

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    1. Test, am I still locked out of here?

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    2. ok…. sorry I could not answer your questions yesterday. The site locked me out. I must have hit the post limit they set to avoid spammers. With that being the case yesterday I resorted to desperate measures. I started all over again; AGAIN… BUT…. just prior to this I installed EasyLife and FedyUtils. Using these two I updated a few things like codecs, fonts etc. Don’t know if this helped but it seemed too cause for once…. I had some success with the OO install. It got all the way thru step 5 as before and for first time step 6 finally did something… but not complete. Step 7 (file name) worked so I could get into OO butttt…. still no Application Icons etc. were created thus I could only start OO from Terminal. This lead me to believe other things that may need to be there like file associations etc. may not have installed so I was concerned.

      Thus I once AGAIN; I started all over, but this time I followed the steps using “4.1.0” file name and not 4.0 file name. Why go thru all this PITA and still have to upgrade. This time it tried to work but even with using the “remove” of step 2… not all 4.0 was removed. A bunch of “4.0” stuff remained in the folders within “en-US”. Due to this; step 6 resulted in ton of conflicts and the install failed.

      Solved this by renaming “en-US” to a bogus name and once again starting ALL OVER. Still using the “4.1.0” file name. It finally worked.

      For others PLEASE make a Linux install program for OO to Fedora. Yes; like you said earlier there are plenty who install OO on non graphical environments that will need to program it in like done here; but lets be real…. that percentage is probably in the single digits. Give them a way to set up like here but give everyone else an install program.

      Now… Let’s hope the portable version finalized and working. We need that one too.

      MUCHO thanx to everyone that has helped with OO creation/updates and with installing. JR thank you directly. Out of all the sites that describe this install you are the ONLY ONE who has offered any assistance. Gracious

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    3. Should note one thing I updated thru either FedyUtil or Easylife was Java. Would think this would be the most relevant piece if this was part of the puzzle

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    4. running into an authorization issue when I try to download the package using wget
      [[email protected] ]# wget http://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.0.1/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.0.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz/download -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
      [[email protected] ]#

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

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      • 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?

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

      wget command not found…

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    6. 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.

      [[email protected] ~]# 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
      [[email protected] ~]#

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      • Hi John,

        Could you post output of following command:

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

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

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    8. 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=127.0.0.1,port=8100;urp;” -nofirststartwizard ..

      no suitable windowing system found, exiting.

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    9. 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!

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      • 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:

        
        rpm -Uvh RPMS/*.rpm RPMS/desktop-integration/openoffice4.1.1-redhat-*.rpm
        

        I updated this guide too.

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

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      • Hi shine,

        What OS you are using?

        Could you also post output of following command:

        
        cat /etc/sysconfig/selinux
        
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    11. This helped me install OpenOffice on Fedora Core 21. Thank you very much for posting this.

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    12. hi

      just installed open office with the help of your walk through, but when i go to run openoffice 4 i get this error

      javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment!

      please can you advise

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    13. Hi, friends! this guide are wonderfull! and i will need a bit of help more.
      i just want to install spanish lang pack for this suite… you can help me with this?

      Greetings from Mexico!

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      • Hi Mike,

        You can install Apache OpenOffice langpacks easily.

        Download your language pack from here:
        http://www.openoffice.org/download/index.html

        Then close your openoffice and run following commands:

        
        tar -xvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86_64_langpack-rpm_es.tar.gz
        
        cd es/
        
        ## Following command as root ##
        rpm -Uvh RPMS/*.rpm
        

        Then open OpenOffice and click:

        Tools -> Options -> Language Settings -> Languages

        And you can change your user interface, locale, currency etc. language settings.

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    14. how to add more languages?

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    15. I’m fairly new to Fedora 22 and had issues around Step 5. I’m not sure what is being displayed. I have tried entering in commands or trying to type in the options displayed at the bottom of the screen, but nothing happens. at one point i tried to click the options… I don’t use terminals often so this is confusing me quite a bit.

      At the top of the screen highlighted in white shows.
      GNU nano 2.3.6 File: /etc/yum.conf Modified

      Then it shows.
      [main]
      exclude=openoffice.org-ure* libreoffice-ure*[main]
      cachedir=/var/cache/yum/$basearch/$releasever
      keepcache=0
      debuglevel=2
      logfile=/var/log/yum.log
      exactarch=1
      obsoletes=1
      gpgcheck=1
      plugins=1
      installonly_limit=3

      # This is the default, if you make this bigger yum won’t see if the metadata
      # is newer on the remote and so you’ll “gain” the bandwidth of not having to
      # download the new metadata and “pay” for it by yum not having correct
      # information.
      # It is esp. important, to have correct metadata, for distributions like
      # Fedora which don’t keep old packages around. If you don’t like this checking
      # interupting your command line usage, it’s much better to have something

      At the bottom it gives me these options.
      ^G Get Help, ^O Write Out, ^W Where Is, ^K Cut Text, ^J Justify, ^C Cur Pos, ^X Exit, ^R Read File, ^\ Replace, ^U Uncut Text, ^T To Spell, ^_ Go To Line.

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      • Hi Lemiwinks,

        Your /etc/yum.conf should look following:

        
        [main]
        exclude=openoffice.org-ure* libreoffice-ure*
        cachedir=/var/cache/yum/$basearch/$releasever
        keepcache=0
        debuglevel=2
        logfile=/var/log/yum.log
        exactarch=1
        obsoletes=1
        gpgcheck=1
        plugins=1
        installonly_limit=3
        

        OR you could also add that exclude row after install_only row, like:

        
        [main]
        cachedir=/var/cache/yum/$basearch/$releasever
        keepcache=0
        debuglevel=2
        logfile=/var/log/yum.log
        exactarch=1
        obsoletes=1
        gpgcheck=1
        plugins=1
        installonly_limit=3
        exclude=openoffice.org-ure* libreoffice-ure*
        

        With nano, then press:
        Ctrl+o
        Enter
        Ctrl+x

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