Daniel C. Dowse dcdowse at
Tue Dec 28 02:48:27 UTC 2010

On  Mon, 27 Dec 2010 19:57:59 -0500, Jerry McAllister <jerrymc at> wrote:
>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
>No address record
>pkg_add: unable to fetch
>by URL
>The latest thing I could get from 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 
>mushed together.  
>Otherwise I would be using that and ignoring Openoffice.
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Hi, that is where i dwnld my oo pkg. ->

and I had no problems whatsoever with dwnld and installing it.


Daniel Dowse

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