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    OpenOffice.org on iMac PPC with 8.10

    I wanted to install openoffice.org on my PPC iMac. I have ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid. Currently there's no PPC version of openoffice for Linux. Is there a way to download the sources code and compile it? If I did this would I need to download Java Runtime Environment?

    I know it might be time consuming to install openoffice.org from source but I'm interested in a challenge.

    If I find other programs that don't have ppc installs does it usually work to build them from source or am I usually out of luck?

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    Re: OpenOffice.org on iMac PPC with 8.10

    what when did that happen? as far as i know there is a ppc openoffice.

    there's a bug on it> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...rg/+bug/270212

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    Re: OpenOffice.org on iMac PPC with 8.10

    try abiword for word/doc's and gnumeric for spreadsheets.

    what is the error you get when you try to install openoffice with synaptic?

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    Re: OpenOffice.org on iMac PPC with 8.10

    Have you actually searched for it in the repos with apt-get or in Synaptic from a running installation, and have the appropriate repos enabled?

    Sometimes PPC packages get left out of "official" documentation since we are now just a community-driven port.

    I could have sworn it was there when I had Hardy and Jaunty on my G5 iMac.

    I am however staring OO right in the face with Debian Lenny 5.0 for ppc.

    It's all in the repos, no need to download and compile.

    On a side note - for OSX users that find that there may be no recent PPC version of OO at openoffice.org, be sure to visit

    http://www.neooffice.org/neojava/en/index.php

    In fact, you might even prefer it!
    20" G5 iMac - AMD64 HP desktop
    http://www.ppclinux.info/

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