OpenOffice.org is a full-featured open-source office suite that is compatible
with all other major office software.
This script builds a Slackware package from the official binary (RPM's)
distributed by openoffice.org. Everything needed by the application should
be built statically into it, so there aren't any dependencies not satisfied
by a normal installation. A java runtime environment (jre) is suggested by
openoffice.org, but it is not required (note that jre is part of a standard
installation of Slackware).
Please don't file bug reports relating to the fact that the resulting package
doesn't open MS Office files by default. Default applications to open specific
file types is a per-user setting, and and installing some application should
not change it. See these two links for more info:
Please don't file reports about us not using the the 'slackware-menus' package
included in the desktop-integration/ directory. We don't use that package for
the following reasons:
1. The package installs to /opt/openoffice.org2.4, but then a symlink is
created in /etc to that same directory (/etc/openoffice.org2.4).
This is not expected behavior from Slackware packages - we don't typically
put binary files in /etc, and we certainly don't have entire software
packages installed there.
2. It installs the icons to /opt/kde/share/icons instead of /usr/share/icons.
This is fine if you're running kde on Slackware 11.0 or earlier, but for
those people who use gnome or anything on Slackware 12.0 or later, it's
a Bad Thing. The generic freedesktop menu integration package is better
in that respect, as it puts everything in /usr/share/icons/
3. The only other thing the 'slackware-menus' package does is set up the
symlinks for the *.desktop files in /usr/share/applications, and it's done
with them linked from /etc/openoffice.org2.4... Since we don't want the
link to /etc at all, this is useless to us.
Be sure to look at the script for some optional things you can do when building
(disable the Java loader and add the Optimization Solver).
NOTE: DO NOT use OpenOffice.org's built-in updater to update after installing
with this script.
Maintained by: Robby Workman
Approved by: Michiel
(the SlackBuild does not include the source)