OpenOffice.org 1.0.2 and FreeBSD 4.8-RELEASE
fun at thingy.apana.org.au
Sat May 31 10:05:27 PDT 2003
Mark Rowlands (mark.rowlands at minmail.net) [030601 02:49]:
> On Saturday 31 May 2003 5:18 pm, Doug Poland wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 01, 2003 at 01:00:33AM +1000, David Gerard wrote:
> > > OK. I know that after much fiddling with OOo 1.0.1 and FreeBSD 4.6.2, it
> > > came out that OOo basically just, er, didn't work on FreeBSD at that
> > > time.
> > > So. On the other box (FreeBSD 4.8), we've just installed OOo 1.0.2 from
> > > ports. A few days' compilation from source. It, er, sort of works. It
> > > starts up, but crashes when you try to save anything (dies with an
> > > internal error).
> > > The README claims it works with FreeBSD 4.5 and up, but I'll believe that
> > > when I see it doing so.
> > > What are others' experiences so far? Is there some undocumented hoop one
> > > must jump through to get it to behave itself?
> > I had been using linux binaries with success. I've been trying to build
> > native 1.0.3 but the build keeps failing. I've never been able to compile
> > any version of OO.org from source.
> why not use the freebsd package ? :-
Yes, but does it actually work reliably? I would have expected the official
port to achieve basic function, but it observably doesn't. Hence asking.
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