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nightrider 11-30-2005 05:22 AM

How do I install Open Office version 2.0
I'm trying to upgrade my open office to new version 2.0 in a Mnadrake 10.1 linux.

I want to install brazilian portuguese version.

I've downloaded a RPM file but the content of it (it was in tar.gz format with RPM inside) is confused. Someone from Open Office brazil told me that there are 12 RPM's files ...

I can't find these files...

May someone of you give a step-by-step routine to upgrade my version?

Greetings from Sao Paulo - Brazil


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cs-cam 11-30-2005 05:41 AM

Open a terminal and type 'urpmi openoffice'? Maybe a Mandriva user could come along and clarify this one :)

NoobieDoobieDo 11-30-2005 05:41 AM

From the command line :

rpm -i OpenOffice.rpm

You may have to remove the other Open Office first. Your OS should have a GUI program that allows you to easily do this.

nightrider 11-30-2005 07:44 AM

The suggestion to use "urpmi" may be very useful. I will try it. I hope that "urpmi" choose brazilian portuguese version of Open Office 2.0.

The other suggestion to use RPM was harmless since it only talk about RPM command syntax.

In any case, any aid from a Mandriva heavy user will be welcome...

Birgi 11-30-2005 08:04 AM

Hi nightrider;

Let me explain how i did the upgrade:

1- As NoobieDoobieDo says remove the previous version of the Open Office. To do so open the Mandrakelinux Control Center. Then choose the "Software Management" and from there choose "Remove". Search for "open office" and you will see "". Select this package and click "Remove". The Control Center will prompt you that there are some related packages and they should be choosen too. So click "Ok". It will automatically select all the related packages and press "Remove".
Open Office 1.1.3 is gone.

2- You probably downloaded a <openoffice version>.tar.gz file from Right click on that file and choose "Actions > Extract Here".

3- Open a terminal and sign in as a root. (type "su -" press Enter and type your root password and press enter again).

4- Go the the folder where the <openoffice version>.tar.gz is extracted to. (That folder is in the same place with that .tar.gz file and has a similar name to "OOO680_m3_native_packed-2_en-US.8968").

5- Type "cd RPMS/" (take you to the RPM folder).

6- Type "rpm -vi *.rpm" (install all the rpms).

7- Type "cd desktop-integration/ "

8- Type "rpm -iv" (I see that you are using Mandrake 10.1)

9- Type "" (This will take you through a registration process)

10- And for last I would suggest you to reboot your machine to get rid of the old menu items.

I know the importance of a "step-by-step" guideline when you are a newbie. I tried to be as clear as it is possible. I hope I didnot miss anything. Good Luck! :D


cs-cam 11-30-2005 08:10 AM


Originally posted by Birgi
Hi nightrider;



Top post dude! :)

Birgi 11-30-2005 08:13 AM

Thanks cs-cam :D.

sandunruki 11-25-2007 04:17 AM

Open Office

Aansh 08-02-2008 05:45 AM

uncomplete installation
Hi Birgi,

Thanks for ur articall.The prevously posted your articall helps me to install openoffice-org-3.0.0 in centos but not completly so can u post back the me the step where i be..............? Hope u will help me!

--- Now "rpm -vi *.rpm" already installed without problem. According to your articall "cd desktop-integration/" i unable to find. This is the place from where i can't go further.

--- My centos ver is 3.6.

Kindly help! which i need.


Aansh 08-05-2008 02:06 AM

Hi! Everyone i want to share my problem with you all i need guide from you all.
My problem is :- I m trying to install openoffice2.4.1 in redhat 9.0 in duration of installation i got this msg which i mention below :-----

[root@localhost desktop-integration]# ll
total 18196
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 8 Aug 2 10:09 Desktop_.ini
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 16304067 Aug 5 10:59
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 385270 Feb 6 22:37
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 398781 Feb 6 22:38
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 400393 Feb 6 22:37
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 435826 Feb 6 22:37
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 203457 Feb 6 22:37
-rw-rw-r-- 1 root root 440628 Feb 6 22:37
[root@localhost desktop-integration]# rpm -iv
error: Failed dependencies: is needed by
[root@localhost desktop-integration]#

Before this also i try to install oppenoffice 3.0.0 beta version but not successfull.

What should i do to make it complete installtion? Help me guys!!!!!!


linuxlover.chaitanya 08-05-2008 02:14 AM

Can you brief on which rpms are you installing? It says is needed.
So you need to install this rpm first and then proceed. Unless you install openoffice core package there is no meaning in installing menu package.
In addition, you are using a really old version of RH. Support for RH9 was dropped long way back. The newer version for RH is RHEL5. You can use either CentOS if you want to stick with RH or can use Fedora9 as well. Both are very RH like.

Also this thread is three years old. You may want to start a new thread for your problems though I answered it and then realized that it was an old post.

weed1877 06-24-2009 12:55 AM

For slackware users
login: su
type your root password

go to: cd /tmp
Simply type: installpkg /tmp/

make sure that your openoffice package is in your tmp folder.
remember you must download OpenOffice 3.1.0
try it! i hope it works..

linuxlover.chaitanya 06-24-2009 05:19 AM


Originally Posted by weed1877 (Post 3584184)
login: su
type your root password

go to: cd /tmp
Simply type: installpkg /tmp/

make sure that your openoffice package is in your tmp folder.
remember you must download OpenOffice 3.1.0
try it! i hope it works..

This post is soooo old. Why did you even bother to answer as it was lying around for so long. But Even I am writing here so no meaning in asking someone else to not answer this.
But anyhow this post was regarding office in red hat. Your solution would make sense for Slackware based distributions.

Venkat Appa Rao 08-14-2012 03:37 AM

How to install OpenOffice3.4 in RedHat6.1
How to install OpenOffice3.4

1.Down Load from link

It will in "tmp" directory

Copy in any own directory

2.Extract Directory

"tar -xvf Ooo_3.1.0_LinuxIntel_install_wJRE_en-US.tar.gz"

3.Enter in etract directory after extract ,Directory name is "en-us"

#cd en-US/
#cd RPMS/

4.After enter "RPMS" execute below command

rpm -vi *.rpm

5.After execiting above enter "desktop-integration"

#cd desktop-integration/

6.After enter "desktop-integration" execute

#rpm -iv openoffice.org3.4-redhat-menus-3.4-9590.noarch.rpm

7.After executed check in Application menu -->Office

pixellany 08-14-2012 04:35 AM

First, why are you re-opening an old thread?

Second, most Linux users will simply get OpenOffice (or LibreOffice) using the package manager. For RHEL, does that not work?

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