StarOffice 9 on OpenSolaris 2008-11

I have just finished the StarOffice 9 installation on OpenSolaris 2008-11

I am currently running OpenSolaris 2008-11, build 106.

Here are the steps

1- Download StarOffice from Sun Software Library (Sun employee only)

2- Prepare to install it as root

Allow DISPLAY for root and launch StarOffice installation script

In one terminal :

(first line below, you can't guess it: of course, you have to go and ask for your best OpenSolaris friend)

#svccfg -s svc:/application/x11/x11-server setprop options/tcp_listen = true

#xhost +

In an other terminal

#su root

#DISPLAY=129.x.x.x:0.0 (your IP @ you can get with #ifconfig)

#export DISPLAY

Launch StarOffice script : #/opt/so9.0.1.sh

Ensure that OpenOffice is installed. I don't know why, but even if my StarOffice9 installation script succeeded, afterwards libuno_sal.so.3 was missing. This library was added after OpenOffice installation.

3 - Install the fonts

3-A Download the fonts from Sun Software Library

copy fonts : #cp sun_msfonts.zip /usr/X11/lib/X11/myfonts

3-B unzip:

#cd  /usr/X11/lib/X11/myfonts

#unzip  sun_msfonts.zip

Run spadmin (as regular user): #/opt/staroffice9/program/spadmin and install the new fonts from the menu

Also, if you want to remove from the Gnome menu the Staroffice 8:(thanks to Ian)

System -> Preferences -> Main Menu

Here you are!

What I like in StarOffice Text is the zoom slider at bottom right:


Comments:

"xhost +" is one of the stupidest things an X11 user can do. Just ssh to login as root on your machine and use ssh's built-in X forwarding.

Posted by User on March 19, 2009 at 12:20 PM MET #

@User:
isn't ssh to root usually disabled? I agree that xhost + is the wrong thing to do, but I would more likely use xauth there. Besides, unless there is a special optimization when using ssh locally, the ssh X forwarding is slowww.

Posted by Marc on March 19, 2009 at 01:25 PM MET #

I tried this following sequence:
# xauth generate :0 .
# su root
# xclock -> Display is OK!

And that works indeed! Thanks Marc for your advice

Posted by Dominique on March 20, 2009 at 11:53 AM MET #

Hi Dominique,
I wasn't able to locate/download the sun_msfonts.zip in the Sun Software Library...

could you please point me in the right direction?

thanks ;-)

Posted by Marco on July 24, 2009 at 12:38 PM MEST #

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