pkg_add and openoffice package problems (5.2-RC2)

Dany dany_list at
Mon Jan 5 07:08:57 PST 2004

I got OpenOffice working on my 5.2 with the help of a gentleman for the 
bsdforums who sent me a newer version compiled for 5.2RC2.

I didn't want to compile it by myself (time consuming) so it was kind of 
him to make this available. Worked right out of the box.

If you want I can post the file on my webserver so you can download it. 
Just say the word.


Luca Gerli wrote:

> Hello all,
>  I'm totally new to FreeBSD, and I come from a Linux-Gentoo experience.
> I installed 5.2RC2 yesterday without much hassle, but I'm having problems
> installing v1.1 package, due to some dependency errors
> coming from pkg_add that I couldn't solve either looking at the docs
> or skimming through past posts.
>  So, I downloaded the FreeBSD package from:
>  First thing I tried was to run pkg_add on the downloaded package,
> which failed due to some dependency errors:
>  falcon# pkg_add ./openoffice-1.1.0_1.tbz
>  pkg_add: could not find package glib-1.2.10_10 !
>  pkg_add: could not find package gtk-1.2.10_10 !
>  pkg_add: could not find package ORBit-0.5.17 !
>  Then I tried the "-r" option, hoping the command would automatically
> download the missing and necessary packages, without much luck as
> pkg_add refused to use the local ./openoffice-1.1.0_1.tbz, and was
> looking for it on ftp.freebsd...:
>  falcon# pkg_add -r ./openoffice-1.1.0_1.tbz
>  Error: FTP Unable to get
>   i386/packages-current/Latest/./openoffice-1.1.0_1.tbz: File
>   unavailable (e.g., file not found, no access)
>  pkg_add: unable to fetch '
>   i386/packages-current/Latest/./openoffice-1.1.0_1.tbz' by URL
>  I then set the PACKAGESITE to the appropriate link to download 
> openoffice,
> but then this same site was used to download the missing packages which
> were obviously not found.
>  falcon# setenv PACKAGESITE
>  falcon# pkg_add -r ./openoffice-1.1.0_1.tbz
>  I'm surely doing something wrong, but my questions are:
>  . is there a way to specify more than one FTP/HTTP source for
>    packages ? PACKAGESITE does not seem to accept a syntax where
>    different URLs are separated by a semicolon (":");
>  . do I have to manually download the necessary packages that
>    openoffice depends on ? Or is pkg_add really able to do that alone ?
>  Thanks for any help / documentation pointers you might give,
>  Best regards,
>   Luca.
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