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Re: native openoffice on amd64?

On Wed, 15 Oct 2008 23:50:13 +0200
Geert Hendrickx <> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've built pkgsrc/misc/openoffice2 and now also openoffice3 on
> NetBSD/amd64 4.99.72.  They both build and package fine,  and do
> start up,  but run very unstable.  An easily reproducible crash is to
> open an empty spreadsheet (or any spreadsheet), and hit "Delete" on
> any cell in it -> OpenOffice restarts immediatly into document
> recovery mode.  No error is shown, also not in the xterm I started
> soffice from.
> Has anyone else seen this?

I can reproduce that (same platform and NetBSD version).  In practice,
though, instability has not been a problem for me.  The only serious
issue I have had is the inability to save .ppt files.
> openoffice2-bin (32-bit linux binary), as well as openoffice3-bin
> (manually installed rpms) work without any problem.
I haven't been able to get any 32-bit linux binaries to run.

Where is openoffice3?  In wip?

                --Steve Bellovin,

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