OpenOffice2.0 64Bit ready?

Miguel Mendez flynn at
Wed Aug 10 15:09:17 GMT 2005

On Tue, 9 Aug 2005 23:13:22 -0700
Steve Kargl <sgk at> wrote:

> > Build, no.  Run should be possible.  Someone really needs to sit down and
> > wrap their heads around the Ports Collection and make it so that we can
> > install 32-bit i386 packages (actually just the .so's) on FreeBSD/AMD64.
> >  
> To some extent, the Ports Collection has outlived its usefulness.
> It took me 4 hours to fix libgmp4 and add a new port for mpfr
> because the Porter's Handbook is useless.

Is that the case? I see all kinds of useful stuff being added all the
time, e.g. the OPTIONS system and other nice features. I'm sure that
the ports people will welcome your patches for both the documentation
(what exactly is wrong with the porters handbook?) and the ports system.

With regards to OOo on AMD64, ISTR some 64bit patches floating around
(could be on gentoo's portage) that might be worth investigating. A
FreeBSD or Linux openoffice-bin port could be useful in the meantime,
I'll give that a shot when I have some time since I have the need to
run on my AMD64 box.

Miguel Mendez <flynn at>
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