Hi Matthew, Tks for your advice. > > 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
Noted with thanks. I also want to install OOo 1.1.1 following FreeBSD way. I'm expecting a reply from Joshua or other folks to my posting whether I can stop running 'make clean' the ports trees in the mid-way. In doing so it won't damage the OS. After clarification I shall install 'automake' first. then install/upgrade to 'ORBit-0.5.17_2' and then install OOo 1.1.1 > > 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. The reason for my question is 'I want to have OOo1.1.1 running smoothly first before erasing OOo 1.1.0" > 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. It is really my problem. I am running FreeBSD on a slow machine. I try to avoid installing packages from source code B.R. Stephen _______________________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free @yahoo.com.hk address at http://mail.english.yahoo.com.hk _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"