How To Install OpenOffice 4.1.1 On OpenSUSE, Fedora, CentOS, Mageia And OpenMandriva Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, OpenOffice is one of the most popular, open-source, cross-platform, Office Suite, available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X systems.

The latest version available is Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1, which has been recently released, bringing a lot of bug-fixes to the previous OpenOffice versions. For a full list of changes, see the official changelog.

how to install OpenOffice 4.1.1 on OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3, Fedora 20, Fedora 19, CentOS 7, CentOS 6, Mageia 4 and OpenMandriva 2014.

In this article I will how you how to install OpenOffice 4.1.1 on OpenSUSE 13.1, OpenSUSE 12.3, Fedora 20, Fedora 19, CentOS 7, CentOS 6, Mageia 4 and OpenMandriva 2014.

Because it is not available via any repository, we have to download the rpm packages from sourceforge and install the via dpkg.

Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on 32 bit Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva systems:

First, you have to remove the already installed versions of either openoffice and libreoffice:

$ sudo yum remove libreoffice* openoffice*

Next, we will download openoffice, extract the archive and install the rpm packages:

$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.1/binaries/en-GB/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-GB.tar.gz

$ tar -xzvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86_install-rpm_en-GB.tar.gz

$ cd en-GB/RPMS

$ sudo rpm -i *.rpm

$ cd desktop-integration

$ sudo rpm -i *.rpm

Optional, to remove OpenOffice 4.1.1 on Fedora and CentOS systems, do:

$ sudo yum remove openoffice*

Optional, to remove OpenOffice 4.1.1 on OpenSUSE systems, do:

$ sudo zypper remove openoffice*

Optional, to remove OpenOffice 4.1.1 on Mageia and OpenMandriva systems, do:

$ sudo urpme openoffice*

How to install Apache OpenOffice 4.1.1 on 64 bit Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia and OpenMandriva systems:

First, you have to remove the already installed versions of either openoffice and libreoffice:

$ sudo yum remove libreoffice* openoffice*

Next, we will download openoffice, extract the archive and install the rpm packages:

$ wget sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.1/binaries/en-GB/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-GB.tar.gz

$ tar -xzvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-GB.tar.gz

$ cd en-GB/RPMS

$ sudo rpm -i *.rpm

$ cd desktop-integration

$ sudo rpm -i *.rpm

Optional, to remove OpenOffice 4.1.1 on Fedora and CentOS systems, do:

$ sudo yum remove openoffice*

Optional, to remove OpenOffice 4.1.1 on OpenSUSE systems, do:

$ sudo zypper remove openoffice*

Optional, to remove OpenOffice 4.1.1 on Mageia and OpenMandriva systems, do:

$ sudo urpme openoffice*

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