Installing the openoffice port is truly an odyssey and one I did not successfully complete. Following the advise earlier in this thread, I abandoned that effort and installed the package. The names for pkg_add are a mystery to me as well. In an effort to get the correct name I walked the trees on ftp.FreeBSD.org and ftp2.FreeBSD.org not finding a package on either.
Name (ftp2.FreeBSD.org:doug): anonymous 331 Guest login ok, send your email address as password. Password: 230 Guest login ok, access restrictions apply. Remote system type is UNIX. Using binary mode to transfer files. ftp> cd pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6-stable/Latest/ 250 CWD command successful. ftp> ls openoffice* 229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||51506|) 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for '/bin/ls'. ftpd: openoffice*: No such file or directory 226 Transfer complete. ftp> ls | grep open usage: ls [remote-path [local-file]] ftp> ls openoffice.org 229 Entering Extended Passive Mode (|||55255|) 150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for '/bin/ls'. ftpd: openoffice.org: No such file or directory 226 Transfer complete. So I downloaded the package linked to by the ports page pkg_add openoffice.org-2.0.2.tbz pkg_add: could not find package linc-1.0.3_5 ! pkg_add: could not find package howl-1.0.0_1 ! pkg_add: could not find package ORBit2-2.12.5_2 ! pkg_add: could not find package libbonobo-2.10.1_3 ! pkg_add: could not find package gnomemimedata-2.4.2 ! pkg_add: could not find package gconf2-2.12.1_1 ! pkg_add: could not find package gnomevfs2-2.12.2_2 ! pkg_add -r openoffice.org-2.0.2.tbz Error: FTP Unable to get ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6-stable/Latest/openoffice.org-2.0.2.tbz: File unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access) pkg_add: unable to fetch 'ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6-stable/Latest/openoffice.org-2.0.2.tbz' by URL An answer is fairly easy but tedious, doing pkg_add on each of the above requirements. I would hope I missed something (easy?) here. If openoffice wants to supplant MS Office, or in my case koffice, a somewhat less esoteric install is required I think. After trying the openoffice.org-1.1 port, registering a JDK, installing same, and eventually, 3 hours later on my 1.8GHz system with 1GB memory, the build failed and happily I found this thread. The end result of all this is: openoffice.org javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment! I18N: Operating system doesn't support locale "en_US" In testing so far, I can not see what I am missing and I like this much better than koffice. However I found the install to beyond using vi, more like using ed. I think I am going to like OOo a lot and wish the project much success. The install seems a work in progress. _____ Douglas Denault http://www.safeport.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] Voice: 301-469-8766 Fax: 301-469-0601 _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"