On Monday 04 September 2006 22:55, Perry Hutchison wrote:
> > > Anyone know where I can find a working word processor for 6.1?
> ...
> > You can go to http://porting.openoffice.org/freebsd/ and download
> > openoffice2.0.3 pre-built binaries from there. I would suggest
> > that, rather than trying to build it.
> Thanks for the pointer.  That is the sort of thing I was hoping for.
> > You're probably going to need java. I suggest getting the pre-built
> > binary for diablo-jdk-, you can get it here:
> >     http://www.freebsdfoundation.org/downloads/java.shtml
> The diablo port appeared to build OK as a dependency :) but I should
> probably d/l this one also just in case.
> > Try to save yourself as much pain as possible. Building openoffice
> > from ports tends to fall in the category of pain.
> So it would seem :(
> I thought the whole point of the Ports Collection was to avoid this
> sort of problem.

I find it's a reasonably reliable build these days. And once it's installed it 
doesn't really matter all that much if the occasional build fails, since you 
still have the previous version installed.  
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