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Getting and Setting Up StarOffice 5.1a --- by Chris Silva 27 January 2000
Chris Silva firstname.lastname@example.org
wrote in with the following article on installing and configuring StarOffice under FreeBSD
And Darren Wiebe points out that there is a port for StarOffice at /usr/ports/editors/staroffice (Darren is the port maintainer).
|If you installed your FreeBSD like I did (I'm lazy) and you just took the
install defaults for partition sizes, you are going to most likely run into install issues
like I did... Here is how I installed StarOffice...
I first got out of X, then as root (or a su'ped user), move the /tmp folder elsewhere so StarOffice has plenty of room to work.
mv /tmp /usr
Then create a link...
ln -s /usr/tmp /tmp
After that - you need to fetch the bin from www.sun.com Do this via a browser because
you need to register the app etc...
From there, do a ./setup - This sets up StarOffice for that user by creating the
correct dirs within ~/
The final step now that StarOffice is installed, is to set the preferences - that, is
up to you.