Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at
Wed Nov 25 13:26:09 UTC 2009

Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 05:01:19 -0600
> Mark Linimon <linimon at> wrote:
>> On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 09:05:46PM +0200, Aldis Berjoza wrote:
>>> I and some other FreeBSD users are wondering why there are no
>>> package available on FreeBSD Mirrors?
>> OpenOffice is one of our most complex packages, and, depending on which
>> package node it builds on, can take nearly a day to run.  That plus the
>> large number of dependencies it has makes it hard to build.
>> I know that this is not a very satisfactory answer.  I promise to once
>> again look into the problem.
> Does the fact that it uses java cause a problem?  Used to be that the
> user had to manually download files from Sun, which would be impractical
> for an automated run.

If it depended on OpenJDK by default it wouldn't be a problem. I do not
know whether it does.

A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
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