In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to installing and configure Apache OpenOffice on CentOS 8. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with
sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.
Apache OpenOffice is a free and open-source office productivity software suite similar to LibreOffice and Microsoft Office suite. With Apache OpenOffice, you can use document, spreadsheet, presentation, and drawing software freely.
Install Apache OpenOffice on CentOS 8
Step 1. The first command will update the package lists to ensure you get the latest version and dependencies.
sudo dnf install epel-release sudo dnf update
Step 2. Install Java.
To install the OpenJDK 11 on CentOS 8, run the following command:
sudo yum install java-11-openjdk-devel
Confirm the installation and check the version by typing the following command:
$ java -version openjdk version "11.0.4" 2020-01-16 LTS OpenJDK Runtime Environment 18.9 (build 11.0.4+16-LTS) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM 18.9 (build 11.0.4+16-LTS, mixed mode, sharing)
Step 3. Download and Install Apache OpenOffice on the CentOS system.
Now download Apache OpenOffice packages from the official website:
wget https://sourceforge.net/projects/openofficeorg.mirror/files/4.1.7/binaries/en-US/Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.7_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz tar xvf Apache_OpenOffice_4.1.7_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz
Next, install the OpenOffice RPM packages using the command below:
cd en-US/RPMS sudo rpm -Uvih *rpm
Also, Install the desktop integration features for your setup:
sudo rpm -Uvih desktop-integration/openoffice4.1.7-redhat-menus-4.1.7-9800.noarch.rpm
Step 4. Accessing Apache OpenOffice.
Once successfully installed all the packages in the above steps, start Openoffice using the following command:
That’s all you need to do to install OpenOffice on CentOS 8. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Apache OpenOffice, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.