kline at thought.org
Wed Nov 25 17:04:11 UTC 2009
On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 02:25:59PM +0100, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
> Gary Jennejohn wrote:
> > On Wed, 25 Nov 2009 05:01:19 -0600
> > Mark Linimon <linimon at lonesome.com> 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
> >>> OpenOffice.org 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.
This has been bugging me for years. If there are *open*
version of things-Java, why-oh-why don't we use them by
Sun promised to make automatic download of its stuff available
years ago -- Or am I hallucinating?
> A: Because it fouls the order in which people normally read text.
> Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
> A: Top-posting.
> Q: What is the most annoying thing on usenet and in e-mail?
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