[lsb-discuss] A day's adventure with a brandnew klik bundle of OpenOffice.org 2.1

Thorsten Kukuk kukuk at suse.de
Wed Dec 13 00:06:38 PST 2006

On Wed, Dec 13, Kurt Pfeifle wrote:

> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> OpenOffice.org 2.1 released... But where can I get packages for my  
> SuSE 9.1 box? Or even for a more recent SUSE 10.0? *NOW*, I mean !!
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------
> Diary of Dec 12, 2006. 
> OpenOffice.org version 2.1 has been released.
> 1st Question: 
>    Is there available, or will there be a suitable OOo 2.1 RPM 
>    package for my good ol' SuSE 9.1 box?
> 1st Answer: 
>    No, there is none, and most likely there will never be one. 
>    SuSE/Novell don't support that "old" system any longer.
> 1st Solution: 
>    Download probono's ready-made klik package [p] from the klik 
>    website [w] and use this. Works like a charm for me, on SuSE 9.1.

which raises one question to me: Which glibc will be used?
(same is true for other depending packages)

- The one from the system?
  -> You need to compile the application on the oldest
  availabe system, but very often you cannot compile new packages on
  such old systems (for example because of missing C++ support).

- klik includes an own glibc
  -> this limitates the allowed used functions to such ones which are
  allowed for static linking. No NSS functionality will work reliable.
  But now the user informations are stored in LDAP, so user has lost?


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