After been a while using OpenOffice 2.3 that came bundle with CentOS 5.2 ,
somehow decided to get OpenOffice 3.0.1 installed..
First of all have to download the RPMs file installer at the OpenOffice website[openoffice.org],
it comes via a zipped file of all needed RPMs.
then extract it ..
figure out where did the RPM file are..
cd OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379/ cd RPMS/
now link that to a directory that would be possible to use with yum installer
ln -s /home/namran/v/OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379/RPMS /home/namran/rpms createrepo /home/namran/rpms
then edit the
to have something like below :
[c5-media] name=CentOS-$releasever - Media baseurl=file:///media/CentOS/ file:///media/cdrom/ file:///media/cdrecorder/ file:///home/namran/rpms/ gpgcheck=0 enabled=0 gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-beta
then start the installation with
yum install openoffice.org3-writer-3.0.1-9379 --disablerepo \* --enablerepo c5-media
this will resolve and install all the necessary package need to get the writer running..
once completed .. can try running it..
here.. somehow I bump into a glitch..
Missing vcl resource.This indicates that files vital to localization missing.You might have corrupt installation.
a few google search.. solution turn out to be ..
yum install ooobasis3.0-en-US-writer --disablerepo \* --enablerepo c5-media yum install ooobasis3.0-en-US* --disablerepo \* --enablerepo c5-media --nogpgcheck
somehow need the –nogpgcheck
as the localization package got unsigned.. *sigh*
feel a bit lazy.. lets install all package instead..
yum install openoffice.org3* --disablerepo \* --enablerepo c5-media --nogpgcheck
then run the
If everything is fine , a wizard to create some of new document type will appear.
now time to create some shortcut at Desktop.
right click .. create new launcher
set the command to run as
then fill in some comment and name.. choose whatever icon..
now to get the association correct..
right click on file with .odt / .sxw / .odg
go to Properties..
the click at “Open-With” tabs
click “Use Custom command”
and browse to
then.. made it as default by highlight the
and same goes to the Open Office Shortcut in the top-panel ..
right click on icon.. Properties.
for Writer, Presentation , Spreadsheet respectively..
change the command to …
/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice -writer %U
/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice -impress %U
/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice -calc %U