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Old 07-22-2012, 05:27 AM   #1
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Open Office installation on RHEL 6 Desktop

I have installed RHEL 6 desktop.
It does not include open office in application.
If office not installed , how can i install it?
Old 07-22-2012, 07:08 AM   #2
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First, if you are not subscribed to RHEL, you would be better off with a different distro (version) of Linux.

If you ARE subscribed, then openoffice (or libreoffice) should be available using the package manager.

You can also get either one from their website.
Old 07-22-2012, 10:54 AM   #3
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To expand on that a bit, if you like what you see of Red Hat and don't want to pay an annual fee, get CentOS: it's 99% identical.
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All good advice above
(BTW: If you don't have an internet cxn to the machine in question, you can also use the install media as the repo to get it from)
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why not READ the install instructions ?
- from the "README_en-US" for"LibO_3.5.4_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz"
For other RPM-based systems (Suse, etc.): rpm -Uvh *.rpm

The above command does the first part of the installation process. To complete the process, you also need to install the desktop integration packages. To do this, change directory to the "desktop-integration" directory that is within the "RPMS" directory, using the following command:

cd desktop-integration

Now run the installation command again:

For Fedora-based systems: su -c 'yum install *freedesktop*.rpm'
Old 07-22-2012, 10:16 PM   #6
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try this method.
Step 1:
Go to

Step 2:
Choose to download Linux x86-64 RPM

Step 3:
Extract the tar file contents using this command: tar -xvzf <your_downloaded_openOffice>.tar.gz

Step 4:
Upon successful extraction of the files cd into the extracted directory. Inside you will see a lot of installation files with rpm extension. Please sudo as root to enable to run the installation files

Step 5:
After sudo as root, type this command to start installation: rpm -Uvih *rpm.

Step 6:
The last step will be after installing the rpms successfully, cd into the desktop integration directory inside the extracted directory and install the desktop rpm. Openoffice should be available now.
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