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1<sect2>
2<title>Introduction to openoffice</title>
3
4<screen>Download location (HTTP): <ulink url="&openoffice-download-http;"/>
5Download location (FTP): <ulink url="&openoffice-download-ftp;"/>
6Version used: &openoffice-version;
7Package size: &openoffice-size;
8Estimated Disk space required: &openoffice-buildsize;
9Estimated Build time: &openoffice-buildtime;
10Estimated Install size: &openoffice-installsize;</screen>
11
12<para>The openoffice is a office suite, the opensource sibling of
13StarOffice.</para>
14
15<screen>openoffice depends on:
16<xref linkend="freetype2"/>, <xref linkend="xfree86"/>, <xref linkend="j2sdk"/>,
17<xref linkend="zip"/>, <xref linkend="unzip"/>, <xref linkend="tcsh"/>,
18<xref linkend="db"/>, <xref linkend="STLport"/>, <xref linkend="which"/>
19and mktemp
20openoffice will utilize:
21ant
22</screen>
23
24<para>Download the General Polygon Clipper Library from <ulink
25url="ftp://ftp.cs.man.ac.uk/pub/toby/gpc/gpc231.tar.Z"/>
26</para>
27
28<para>Also download the various patches from <userinput><ulink url="&hfile-root;"/></userinput>.
29The patches begin with openoffice-&openoffice-version;.
30You will need most of the patches
31except for the patches that activate the use the system installed versions
32of packages (you need to select those based on your installation).</para>
33
34<para>The source tarball only contains English language help. A localized help
35content file may be available at <ulink
36url="http://ftp.services.openoffice.org/pub/OpenOffice.org/contrib/helpcontent/"/>.</para>
37
38<para>If you have difficulties in building openoffice, check out the
39openoffice
40hint for detailed information at <ulink
41url="http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/~tushar/"/>. The
42hint also discusses installation of auxiliary software.
43</para>
44
45<note><para>There is a problem with the current version of OO on LFS.
46The build and installation appears to be successful but no files are installed.
47The cause is being investigated.</para></note>
48
49</sect2>
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