Open Office - installation problem
jerrymc at clunix.cl.msu.edu
Mon Apr 26 07:26:19 PDT 2004
> 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.
But, doing a pkg_add of a package is the FreeBSD way.
It does everything normally including registering the package.
Do you mean by using ports?
You can work on that, but the build of OO is huge and takes
a lot of disk 4GB and a lot of time. If you are really excited
about going through all that, go ahead.
> 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
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