|Summary:||OpenOffice: Too difficult to install the most important apps|
|Product:||Ports & Packages||Reporter:||Espen Holm <espen>|
|Component:||Individual Port(s)||Assignee:||freebsd-openoffice (Nobody) <openoffice>|
|Severity:||Affects Only Me|
Description Espen Holm 2006-03-16 15:08:51 UTC
I have used FreeBSD for almost 3 years (4.8, 4,9, 5.2, 5.3 and 5.4). I have loved it for its stabillity and much more, but now I've tried 6.0 and I'm about to give up. To install OpenOffice you have to be extremely patient. Now I have tried in 4 different ways, and it fails every time. Since Openoffice-2.0-devel is in the ports collection, I expect it to work, but it don't. Why? I have downloaded all the nessesary files from all over the world, and used hours trying to put all the required files in "distfiles". Why? The most irritating thing is that I have to wait two days to know if it works or not. When you build from ports you have no indication of failure before the installation comes to where it fails. Then you probably expect me to start all over again with another version of Oo? If you intend FreeBSD to be a desktop OS, you must find a better way to install the most important apps. Why isn't it a way to install Oo via pkg_add?? The license issues can't be the problem? I'll try once more with the older 1.1 before I install debian on the machine, and wait for FreeBSD 7.0. Espen Holm Fix: pkg_add How-To-Repeat: Try to install Open Office
Comment 1 Remko Lodder 2006-03-19 13:48:44 UTC
Responsible Changed From-To: freebsd-i386->freebsd-port-bugs This seems to be a port issue. Assign it to the ports team.
Comment 2 Remko Lodder 2006-03-19 13:50:10 UTC
Responsible Changed From-To: freebsd-port-bugs->freebsd-ports-bugs Typo, set it to the correct group.
Comment 3 Mark Linimon 2006-03-20 09:09:03 UTC
Responsible Changed From-To: freebsd-ports-bugs->openoffice Over to maintainer(s).
Comment 4 Maho Nakata 2006-05-28 10:26:58 UTC
State Changed From-To: open->closed Sorry, please submit a valid PR.