Native 5.3 port of OpenOffice?

Joshua Lokken joshua.lokken at
Tue Jan 4 07:39:23 PST 2005

On 04 Jan 2005 07:40:23 +0100, Peter N. M. Hansteen <peter at> wrote:
> Kris Kennaway <kris at> writes:
> > Yes, it's in the ports tree.  I don't think we've ever included a
> > linux openoffice port - are you perhaps thinking of staroffice, for
> > which a freebsd binary is not produced by sun?
> There's been quite a few reports of people having trouble getting past
> the java tools install which is needed to build the port. Unless that
> challence is interesting in itself, it's probably more convenient to
> download and install a binary package from somewhere in the general
> direction of

Java is a beast in that you need to download the necessary files
manually and that it takes awhile to build, however, it's not as
daunting as some would have you believe.  If you follow the 
instructions, it'll build just fine.  I installed jdk14 and openoffice-
1.1.3 Sunday on a 4.11-STABLE machine in four hours.  It works
well so far, and I did not encounter any unforseen headaches.

Joshua Lokken
Open Source Advocate

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