Apache OpenOffice

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This gives you some hints on OpenOffice, please notify me if you want to change something in the wiki (tpowa package maintainer), the packages are not source compiled packages, only OO.org's binaries packaged for pacman.

OpenOffice 1.1.4 Setup


  • Download the base
# pacman -S openoffice-base
  • You must install a language pack, otherwise it will not run! (English is not included)
# pacman -S openoffice-XX (where XX is a language)
  • Spell Checking requires additional packages!
# pacman -S openoffice-spell-XX (where XX is a language)


OpenOffice quickstarter is available for KDE

# pacman -S oooqs


  1. Run '/opt/openoffice/setup' to setup OpenOffice for a regular user
  2. Run 'soffice' to start OpenOffice.

OpenOffice 2 Setup


  • Download the base
# pacman -S openoffice2'
  • Language packs can be installed as follows: (English is included in the base)
# pacman -S openoffice2-XX' (where XX is a language)
  • Spellchecking requires addional packages:
# pacman -S openoffice2-spell-XX' (where XX is a language)


Run '/opt/openoffice2/program/soffice' to setup OpenOffice2 for a regular user on first startup and to start OpenOffice2.

Known Issues w/OO2

  • If you can't read/write on NFS disks edit /opt/openoffice2/program/soffice you may have to disable file locking by commenting out :
# file locking now enabled by default

Known Problems

  • If you OpenOffice fails to start, verify that you have proper permissions in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, by looking at youryour DRI settings.
  • If in doubt, this configuration should work:
 Section "DRI"
 Group "users"
 Mode 0660
  • Or, if you don't want to enable DRI and related stuff, run it as ROOT