Subject: Re: Linux Star Office 4.0 with Service Pack 3
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Mario Kemper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/29/1999 17:14:42
In article <36B084BF.7B26367E@cyberstation.ca>,
Alicia da Conceicao <email@example.com> writes:
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Soffice 4.0 runs, but very unstable.
Soffice 4.0sp3 runs too, but its tricky to install.
Soffice 5.0 does'nt run as we don't have a clone()-call in linux-emu.
AFAIK the FreeBSD-folks have a patch script for So4.0sp3
Here's the procedure for doing this by hand:
Complete procedure for Network Installation:
(Network means that you install everything as root and after that
every user can do his own install where only some links are created in
the home dir)
1. Extract Archive
2. Replace /proc/%u/cmdline in setup.bin with /proc/10/cmdline
(use Emacs in hexl-mode or somethin similar)
3. Create /emul/linux/proc/10/ (I assume you have everything else for
the linux emulation installed)
4. Create /emul/linux/proc/10/cmdline with the following contents:
setup.bin^@/NET^@^@ (^@ represents the decimal number 0)
5. start setup and install everything
If you did everything right, no registration dialog should appear
6. change /emul/linux/proc/10/cmdline to "setup.bin^@^@"
7. in path_to_Soffice/lib/libsal.364 change /proc/%u/cmdline to
/emul/linux/proc/10/ like in (2.)
8. Start path_to_Soffice/bin/setup from your home dir and select
Note: If you don't want to do a network installation but want to do a
complete install as user then omit 4. and 5. and do 7. after 8.
This is a real hack and will become very ugly when more programs
schould start to use proc/PID/cmdline. But i haven't seen any other
linux program doing such a nonsense. And because Soffice4-sp3 is much
more stable than the old Soffice4 it justifies the work.
P.S.: I'm always open for a better and more elegenat solution to this problem.