Bug 132680 - editors/openoffice.org-3: OpenOffice symlinks in /usr/local/bin include minor version numbers
Summary: editors/openoffice.org-3: OpenOffice symlinks in /usr/local/bin include minor...
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: Normal Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-openoffice (Nobody)
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Reported: 2009-03-16 00:40 UTC by areilly
Modified: 2011-02-13 07:35 UTC (History)
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Description areilly 2009-03-16 00:40:01 UTC
	The OpenOffice installation process puts a bunch of
	symlinks from /usr/local/bin/openoffice-3.0.1-foo to
	/usr/local/bin/openoffice-3.0.1, which is itself a shell
	script that figures out the sub-program from the name
	and then runs the openoffice installation in
	/usr/local/openoffice-3.0.1/openoffice.org3.
	Now, presumably that is so that it is possible to have
	multiple versions of openoffice installed at the same
	time, which is all well and good, but the BIG downside
	is that every time a minor-version upgrade happens, you
	have to go and change the MIME application handler in
	your web browser or e-mail reader, even if you only have
	one version (the latest) installed.

Fix: 

Please rename the openoffice links and script in
	/usr/local/bin so that they're just openoffice-swriter
	etc.  Maybe allow the version information in the name as
	a config-time option, for those who care.
How-To-Repeat: 	Portupgrade -a -- oops openoffice.org upgraded from
	3.0.0 to 3.0.1.
	Open a mail message with a Word .doc attachment, and be
	confronted with the "how should I open this" dialog,
	instead of just going ahead and opening it.
	Look up openoffice* in /usr/local/bin to find what it's
	called now, and update the name in the mail program.
	Happy again until the next time.
Comment 1 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2009-03-16 07:20:57 UTC
Responsible Changed
From-To: freebsd-ports-bugs->openoffice

Fix synopsis and assign.
Comment 2 Martin Wilke freebsd_committer 2011-02-13 07:35:17 UTC
State Changed
From-To: open->closed

this report can be close because, these version no longer supported in 
FreeBSD ports.