Vladimir Dvorak dvorakv at
Tue Aug 23 15:47:32 GMT 2005

Mark Kane wrote:

> Vladimir Dvorak wrote:
>> does anybody know what is the status of OpenOffice for AMD64 
>> architecture ? Is possible to install OO in some chroot lib32 
>> environment ? Or this cause is wasting the time for now ?
> Hi. I am not sure the status of it for AMD64, but I do know it 
> requires Java. Unfortunately there is no Java for AMD64 yet.
> I found this link, but I didn't think Linux binary compatibility was 
> possible in the amd64 version. Every time I try to install a port that 
> requires Java such as Azureus on my FreeBSD/amd64 machine, it says 
> something like "Only for i386, and you are running amd64".
> For an alternative, look at AbiWord for word processing and Gnumeric 
> for spreadsheets. I'm sure there are others as well.
> -Mark
Thank you Mark.

OOfice are possible to build without JAVA support (make -DWITHOUT_JAVA). 

I use Abiword and Gnumeric instead of OO now, but there is no 
connectivity with OO sxw files - which I have a lot (from times when I 
used i386/Linux).

Thank you for that link I will look at it.


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