Subject: Re: StarOffice
To: None <,>
From: Sean Doran <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/15/2001 14:58:34
here is what works reliably for -386; it's gross & not remotely pkgsrc-esque.

1. grab 5.2 version of Star Office from the web page
2. install on someone's Linux system, in e.g. /usr/local/office52
3. tar up this directory
4. untar on NetBSD box into same directory (/usr/local/office52)
5. symlink from somewhere in your $PATH to /usr/local/office52/program/soffice
6. edit the soffice shell script to have NetBSD use /bin/test;
   this is easy: "SCO_SV"->"SCO_SV|NetBSD"
7. make sure you have current suse_linux & a recentish (1.5 vintage to current)

this "just works", but requires the friendly Linux box (blah)

there is a bug wrt the file-opening dialogues, that could be /emul
related.  typing in an absolute directory path will cause an abort; clicking
up and down through relative "folders" is the only way to do this type
of filesystem navigation, and is still touchy.