Re: OpenOffice on Ultra 5
On Thu, 2003-06-12 at 09:35, Thomas Duffy wrote:
> On Thu, 2003-06-12 at 05:16, Frank Van Damme wrote:
> > On Thursday 12 June 2003 11:15, MD wrote:
> > > I'm running Debian testing on Ultra Sparc 5.
> > > Is there a chance to see soon openoffice deb packages for sparc?
> > Can't you download the source packages and dkpg-buildpackage -rfakeroot them?
> I doubt it will build. There was a port of openoffice.org 1.0.3 to
> Sparc/linux floating around that a guy know as "The Shrink" did for
> Aurora. I made a patch from his source and posted it to the Aurora
> Sparc list. Here is a link to it:
> Once applying this patch, you should be able to build 1.0.3.
Before spending several hours building, I first tried the binary tarball
made by the "The Shrink" for Aurora, installing on a U10 running Sid.
The binary package seems to have no Aurora-specific dependencies. After
an uneventful install, I've been using it for editing old and new OO.o
and MS Word text documents (tables of contents, tables, figures, auto
spellcheck, online help, change settings, ...) for a couple of hours
without major incident.
Thanks to The Shrink for wading through this monstrosity and suffering
through a build, and to you for the pointer to the Aurora list.
(Crossposting to debian openoffice.org list.)