On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 08:32:37PM +0800, Stephen Liu wrote: > Can I use 'zxvf' to untar the packages and do 'setup' > to install OOo, the normal way not FreeBSD way?
No -- in this case the files being referred to are in fact FreeBSD pkg's. You can certainly extract the contents using 'tar -zxvf', but it won't do you a great deal of good. This isn't like the OO packages for other OSes, where you unpack a tar-ball and run an included shell script to copy everything into the appropriate locations. The FreeBSD pkg_add(1) program handles all that uncompressing, untarring and copying things completely automatically, as well as doing some additional stuff like registering the package in /var/db/pkgs > Is it necessary to remove OOo-1.1 first which I > re-setup temperarily to work. You might be able to get away with having both OpenOffice-1.1 and OpenOffice-1.1.1 installed simultaneously, as they both install to separate subdirs of /usr/local. However, apart from using up huge amounts of disk space, I don't see that's going to do a great deal for you. OpenOffice-1.1.1 release is available via ports -- but apparently not yet as a precompiled package from http://projects.imp.ch/openoffice/ or the usual FreeBSD FTP sites. You can compile it yourself, but be warned: it's huge, has quite a long dependency list and takes geological ages to compile. Not for the faint hearted or those without a powerful machine. Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks Savill Way PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK
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