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Discussion in 'Installation and Maintenance of Ports or Packages' started by roelof, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. roelof

    roelof New Member

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    Hello,

    i updated my system to 7.1-rc2
    But when i do :

    pkg_add -r openoffice

    Then i get message that no openoffice file can be found.

    Is there no open office for a amd64 system ?

    Roelof
     
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  3. roelof

    roelof New Member

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    Thank you,

    But i see that it is a .tgz package.
    Do i have to compile everything myself
    if so, then i think i better can use the ports.

    Roelof
     
  4. adamk

    adamk New Member

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    Packages can be either .tgz or .tbz files. In this case, those are precompiled binary packages. You can download it and run 'pkg_add' on the file.

    Adam
     
    hitest thanks for this.
  5. roelof

    roelof New Member

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    oke,

    Problem solved.
    Thank you for the help.

    Roelof
     
  6. hitest

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    Thanks, adamk, downloading now:)
     
  7. bsddaemon

    bsddaemon New Member

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    Im a first time OOO user here.

    Do I need to install Java to use OOO? I can open OOO, but when opening any file, OOO always freezes.

    My system is FreeBSD 6.4, but I installed OOO for 6.3 version. This is the message I got from OOO:

     
  8. kamikaze

    kamikaze New Member

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    It appears you have to install OOo for 6.4. You either have to compile it yourself or get the package from somewhere else.
     
  9. bsddaemon

    bsddaemon New Member

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    Has nothing to do with Java, doesnt it?

    Im thinking to reinstall my workstation, upgrade her to 7.1 :)
     
  10. kamikaze

    kamikaze New Member

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    No, you don't need java to run OpenOffice.

    Honestly, with a single core machine I would wait until the vms and tty subsystems are GIANT free before leaving the 6.x branch. 7.1 runs much better than 7.0 on my P4, but it does not equal the 6.x branch in my opinion. It's a whole different story on an SMP machine, though.
     
    bsddaemon thanks for this.
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    Just to expand on what kamikaze said: You need Java to build Openoffice, but not to run it. There may be some features that depend on it (I believe the solver is one example), but not anything major.