This is just to document how to install this package from the FreeBSD package system. The install is "easy" following the steps outlined. the glitches could probably be fixed with the appropriate symlinks on the package mirrors. I used ftp2.
1) download openoffice.org-2.0.2.rc2.tbz from /pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6.1-release/editors If you do a package add ar this point you will get: pkg_add: could not find package popt-1.7_1 ! 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 libIDL-0.8.6_2 ! 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 ! 2) do pkg_add -r for the following: popt, linc, howl, libIDL, ORBit2, libbonobo, gconf2 3) pkg_add -r pkg_add -r gnome-mime-data 4) download gnomevfs2-2.12.2_2.tbz from /pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6.1-release/gnome pkg_add -f gnomevfs2-2.12.2_2.tbz force is required because the dependency is misspelled 5) pkg_add -f openoffice.org-2.0.2.rc2.tbz. If you want Java, you must follow the instructions on the OpenOffice site. I did this for my laptop but did not get it working so I skipped that here. The whole process should take about 10 minutes (not counting downloading openoffice which is about 100MB. I got some warning because some of my installed packages were not the latest. I am still learning openoffice so I am not sure what the java support will add to the package. When I start the components, I get: javaldx: Could not find a Java Runtime Environment! I18N: Operating system doesn't support locale "en_US" This does not seem to cause a problem so I have not done anything with it. If you want to try openoffice and do not want to build it from source I hope this helps _____ Douglas Denault http://www.safeport.com [EMAIL PROTECTED] Voice: 301-469-8766 Fax: 301-469-0601 _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"