jerrymc at msu.edu
Tue Dec 28 02:04:17 UTC 2010
It has been a long time since I tried to install Openoffice from
packages, but I would prefer not to have to build it.
I have been fishing around at all the old sites where I found
it some years ago and can't seem to find anything reasonable.
I get lists of files that are not clear as to what to download plus
when I try to download one that looks like it is for FreeBSD 8.1 it
fails complaining it cannot change directory or find a directory.
pkg_add -r fails with the following two messages.
Error: Unable to get ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-8.1-release/Latest/openoffice.tbz: No address record
pkg_add: unable to fetch 'ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-8.1-release/Latest/openoffice.tbz' by URL
The latest thing I could get from freebsd.org was version 2.4.3_2 and I
had to manually download that.
Is there anything more recent that is reliably available?
By the way I tried Abiword and could not read in a plain text file -
one with just regular text created with vi. It made some irregular
blob in the middle of the page that looked like all the characters
Otherwise I would be using that and ignoring Openoffice.
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