OpenOffice Install in FreeBSD

Bill Moran wmoran at
Wed May 19 19:14:20 PDT 2004

Andrew Firestone wrote:
> Anyone have any luck installing OpenOffice-1.1 for FreeBSD 4.9? 
> I only get the error below after getting all the bits from the sun site for
> the java install that OpenOffice precipitates.
> Java HotSpot (TM) Client VM warning: Can't detect initial thread stack
> location
> In all the post on this topic I could find the recommended solution was the
> following:
> kldload linprocfs
> mount -t linprocfs linprocfs /compat/linux/proc
> with this done rebuild.
> After this I still have the same problem building openoffice-1.1 which then
> builds the Java. I Have Linux Compatibility 7.1 installed and loaded kldstat
> shows it. Any other advice besides giving up on openoffice for FreeBSD?

Looks like you've already checked all the things I would have suggested.

One option is to download a package off the site and install
that ... the only difficulty there is finding the older dependent packages and
getting them installed first.

I should really do a "make package" on my setup and submit it to the
folks ...

Bill Moran
Potential Technologies

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