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Old 01-16-2011, 03:26 AM   #1
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Installing OpenOffice 3.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5/6/CentOS 5.x


Hello,

This is the very basic howto but useful for Beginner. Most of the facing difficulties to Install OpenOffice on Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

In Ubuntu lots of Repositories already configured.

In Fedora youíll Find OpenOffice in DVD itself. So You can easily install OpenOffice on Fedora and Ubuntu.

But In Red Hat Enterprise 5 and 6, there is no package selection for OpenOffice. So You can to Download it from internet and You have to install it.

There are several ways to install OpenOffice on RHEL, You can Download and install by using source package and also You can install it by configuring Repository, But today we are going different methods not Install.sh and no repository, weíll install it by using RPM Method.

This article for 32bit and 64bit systems.

Read more :- http://blog.ask4itsolutions.com/2011...6-32bit-64bit/
 
Old 01-16-2011, 08:58 AM   #2
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But In Red Hat Enterprise 5 and 6, there is no package selection for OpenOffice.
Whoever wrote this simply did not know RHEL/Centos. Open office is on the install DVD for both and is in the standard repos too.

This was installed from the updates Centos 5.5 repo:

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yum info openoffice.org-core
Loaded plugins: allowdowngrade, fastestmirror, protectbase
0 packages excluded due to repository protections
Installed Packages
Name : openoffice.org-core
Arch : x86_64
Epoch : 1
Version : 3.1.1
Release : 19.5.el5_5.1
Size : 277 M
Repo : installed
Summary : core modules for openoffice.org
URL : http://www.openoffice.org/
License : LGPLv2 and LGPLv2+ and MPLv1.1 and BSD
Description: core libraries and support files for openoffice.org
While it is not the latest greatest (just like any other package in Centos/RHEL) it has been thourghly tested and debugged (unlike newer versions).
 
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:06 AM   #3
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@lazlow, I have written the same. Did they provide you a version 3.2 ?

And yes I have already mentioned that you can also install using repos, I am not denying that, I have written for those who are basic and beginners they will not directly jump into repositories.
 
Old 01-16-2011, 09:13 AM   #4
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While it is not the latest greatest (just like any other package in Centos/RHEL) it has been thourghly tested and debugged (unlike newer versions).
The point of running a distro like RHEL/Centos is that it has a long life and is extremely stable. By having beginners go outside the standard methods and repos, you are putting both those things in an untested(per the distro's standards) postion without even mentioning(at least that I saw) the hazards of doing so. Which defeats the purpose of running the distro. RHEL/Centos is not a BLEEDING edge distro like Fedora(and others). That is not saying anything against Fedora, it is great at what is does (developement/testing of new stuff).
 
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:38 AM   #5
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@lazlow, Agree to your point that RHEL/CentOS knowing for their stability, Also agree that I have not mentioned any thing about testing. But Now I have put a warning over there for not to use on directly production or directly not try on critical server you can look at it.

Thanks for guiding.

---------- Post added 01-16-11 at 09:08 PM ----------

@lazlow, Agree to your point that RHEL/CentOS knowing for their stability, Also agree that I have not mentioned any thing about testing. But Now I have put a warning over there for not to use on directly production or directly not try on critical server you can look at it.

Thanks for guiding.
 
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Thnx alot. I'm new to linux and this article helped me alot
 
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Just wanted to add that RHEL/Centos 6.x defaults to LibreOffice in the repos.
 
  


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