ch0wned – Installing Open Office 3.4 as non-root in your home directory for Redhat RHEL 5

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
mkdir ~/oo_3.4
cd ~/oo_3.4
tar xvfz ~/Downloads/Apache_OpenOffice_incubating_3.4.1_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz

Uncompress all the

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ch0wned – Adding Open Office 3.x and Java on EL4 for X86_64 in your homedir

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 : where you’ve setup a script called config_gapp.




Open Office

After unpackaging open

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