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Old 03-19-2008, 12:02 AM   #1
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How to install open office


I have installed centos linux in my pc please let me know How to install open office from the hard disk
 
Old 03-19-2008, 02:11 AM   #2
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Well, I looked into it and seems you have your choice of install types including but not limited to rpm files, yum, and some CentOS repositories with specific install files.

The instructions and howto's seemed pretty straight forward on the centos site. But they do expect you to know what you are doing, and not be a beginner. You sure this is the right distro for your needs?
 
Old 03-19-2008, 04:24 AM   #3
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Most distros have OpenOffice available using the package manager. In RedHat/Fedora/CentOS it shows up in the menus as "Install Software" (or something similar)

You can also download it directly from the OpenOffice website, but the package manager is far better.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 04:44 AM   #4
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CentOS ships with an older version of openoffice (I think 1.x). If you want to use 2.3.1 which is currently the latest one available from the OOo site, download it from the openoffice website and use rpm to install it. Follow the steps below to install OOo
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$tar zxvf somefile.tar.gz
$cd OODIR/RPMS
$su
#rpm -Uvh *.rpm desktop-integration/*redhat*
replace somefile.tar.gz with the actual name of the OOo tarball and OODIR with the actual name of the directory thats extracted when you run the first command.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 05:37 AM   #5
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Quote:
CentOS ships with an older version of openoffice (I think 1.x).
From distrowatch:
Code:
Package               5.1    4.6    3.9  	
.
.
OpenOffice.org        2.0.4  1.1.5  1.1.0
The current version of OOo is 2.3.X
It looks like CentOS is pretty far behind....being a clone of RHEL, it is ultra-conservative.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 07:21 AM   #6
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And welcome to LQ.

Please post back & let us know what worked. -- I.E., did their advice help or not.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 07:28 AM   #7
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Keep in mind you can't go by version numbers with RedHat/Centos/Scientific Linux. Even though CentOS's OpenOffice is version 2.0.0 the program has all current security patches that 2.2.0 has. CentOS's Firefox is 1.5 however it is as secure as Firefox 2 it, it is only missing enhancements such as spell checker.
 
Old 03-19-2008, 03:30 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by pixellany View Post
From distrowatch:
Code:
Package               5.1    4.6    3.9  	
.
.
OpenOffice.org        2.0.4  1.1.5  1.1.0
The current version of OOo is 2.3.X
It looks like CentOS is pretty far behind....being a clone of RHEL, it is ultra-conservative.
I think I was thinking of CentOS 4.x. I remember having to uninstall OOo 1.x on a machine I was administering and having to install OOo 2.x
 
  


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