Written by max on 2012-12-03
This is a brief guide to help you to install a newer version of Open Office on your Linux box w/out root access. For example, you could be installing into your home directory. Things have gotten a lot easier since the RHEL4 days.
Basic Non-Root Install from RPMs
Download the RPM-based install for your distro and architecture. Example : Apache_OpenOffice_incubating_3.4.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
Unzip the Tar ball into the place you want to install Open Office
tar xvfz ~/Downloads/Apache_OpenOffice_incubating_3.4.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
Uncompress all the
Written by max on 2010-04-07
ch0wned. adj. This is the state when you are a Linux user and don’t have root access.
Continuing my install series, here’s how you get OpenOffice 3 and Java w/ the Browser plugin working out of your homedirectory on an old linux install (EL4) without root access. I assume you already have a working 64-bit firefox compiled.
This guide assumes you’re leaving off from my previous post : http://warped.org/blog/2009/03/04/chown3d-part-2-gtk-and-glib-in-your-own-home-directory/ where you’ve setup a script called config_gapp.
After unpackaging open