How do I install on Linux?

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How do I install 3 on Linux?

There are several methods to install OOo 3 on Linux.

1. First untar (unzip) the downloaded file. Replace the filename in the command with the file you have downloaded.

  tar -xvf OOo_3.3.0_Linux_x86_install-rpm-wJRE_en-US.tar.gz 

2. Change to the new folder.

If you are the only user on the system, you can choose to start the supplied setup script and follow the graphical dialogs. This installs all files to your home folder, and you are the only user who can use the OOo suite.

If you want to install the suite to a central location, where the suite can be used for many users of the system (this is the preferred method), you have two choices:

  • install as admin, using the graphical setup script, or
  • install as admin, using the native Linux rpm installation method

To install using the graphical setup script:

1. Open a shell or terminal window.

2. Become superuser by typing su -

3. Grant permission to open a graphical display for root, using the authority from your user account. This step is necessary for security reasons on some systems, while on other systems adequate security is provided without this.

  XAUTHORITY=/home/{username}/.Xauthority; export XAUTHORITY
  DISPLAY=:0.0; export DISPLAY

4. Change to the directory that contains the OOo 3 installation program.

5. Start the setup script.


6. Follow the instructions.

To install using the rpm method:

1. Install all rpm files together:

  cd RPMS 
  rpm -i *.rpm 

2. Change to the desktop_integration subfolder and install the UI integration for your system

  cd desktop-integration 
  rpm -i {menu_filename}

For Debian based system like Ubuntu, you can either download the installation files in .deb format, or you can use an rpm to deb converter. Then use the built-in deb mechanism for installation.

More information can be found in the Administration Guide

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