|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
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...
Once you have the 70 meg+ binary, move it to a dir called staroffice5 within
At this point, you might want to get back into X. Now that your in your favorite X
manager, open an xterm (or rxvt, or Eterm, etc.) and su' yourself.
Then, cd /usr/ports/editors/staroffice5 and do the old make install clean. Once this
1st install is done, exit your su'ed self, then changer dirs:
From there, do a ./setup - This sets up StarOffice for that user by creating the
correct dirs within ~/
The last thing to do is put in your path, ~/Office51/bin - this is where the binary
soffice resides, this is what starts the app.
The final step now that StarOffice is installed, is to set the preferences - that, is
up to you.