Subject: Re: StarOffice
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.org>
From: Reinoud Zandijk <email@example.com>
Date: 01/17/2001 04:32:15
Hi Craig and Sean,
On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, D'Arcy J.M. Cain wrote:
> Thus spake Sean Doran
> > 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)
> > kernel
> > this "just works", but requires the friendly Linux box (blah)
Well since StarOffice now gone open source, isn't there a way to just
download the source code, patch it and build it ? OK, its gonna take lots
of time ... and maybe others can build and distribute the compiled package
... Or is this a wierd idea ?