>From: "Brian Henning" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>To: "freebsd" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Subject: openoffice too large
>Date: Tue, 18 Feb 2003 09:30:02 -0600
>I am trying to install openoffice from the ports on to a machine that only 
>has a
>4 gig hard drive. During the installation it say it requires at least 4 
>gigs of
>free space to install. Obviously i cannot have that much free space, is 
>there a
>way to get it installed on this computer with my situation?

I, too, had the same problem with the amount of
space needed to "install" openoffice. The partition holding
/usr/ports was way too small on my machine. I finally cheated
and copied the ports directory to a different (and larger)
partition and made /usr/ports a symbolic link to it. The
only problem I had was that the Makefiles seem busted
for openoffice and I had to keep installing *.tz files by
hand into the ./ports/distfiles/ directory from the various
web sites.  After a few hours of cursing, finally got a
runable version of openoffice.

I still have a problem in printing a postscript file produced by
openoffice. Can anyone help me with this?

Paul Fronberg

PS. Doesn't seem to much documentation yet for openoffice. I found that
the staroffice documentation (there are several books) is close enough
to answer most questions.

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