From: Matthew Borowski <m...@poboxes.com>
Subject: Linux StarOffice mini-HOWTO (part 1/1)
Date: 1997/07/07
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  StarOffice mini-HOWTO
  Matthew Borowski, m...@poboxes.com, http://www.jnpcs.com/mkb/linux
  v0.6, June 9, 1997

  Information on installing the StarOffice Office Suite by StarDivision, GmbH.

  Table Of Contents:
    1. Introduction
     1.1 Motif info
     1.2 Disclaimer and Copyright
     1.3 History of this document
    2. Obtaining the StarOffice suite   
    3. Installation of StarOffice
     3.1 Libc issues and fixes
      3.1.1 Upgrading your libc
     3.2 Installing from the tar files
     3.3 Setup and configuration 
     3.4 COL setup bug
     3.5 Fixing the LANG variable problem
    4. Running StarOffice
    5. More Information
    6. Contributions
  
  ------------------------------------------------------

  1.  Introduction
  
  The StarOffice Office Suite is a collection of office tools for Linux,
  written in C using the Motif toolkit. StarOffice includes:
  
  - StarWriter, a word processor
  - StarCalc, a spreadsheet
  - StarImage, an image editor
  - StarDraw, a draw program similar to Corel DRAW
  - StarChart, a chart-making program
  - StarMath, a math editor

  The StarOffice Office Suite for Linux is free for non-commercial use. 
  Commercial use requires a license. The cost for a commercial license
  seperate from Caldera's OpenLinux system is currently undecided.
  
  1.1  Motif info
  
  StarOffice is written using the commercial Motif 2.0 GUI toolkit. The
  dynamically linked version will *not* work with Motif 1.2/LessTif.
  
  The static version (with Motif 2.0 linked in) will work regardless
  of whether or not you have Motif. However, performance drops.
  
  I run StarOffice on a Pentium 100 with 48 megs RAM, running Redhat
  4.1 and Motif 2.0. Dynamically linked StarOffice takes about a minute 
  to load. However, it is noticable that, once it loads up, StarOffice
  dynamically linked takes up much less resources than the static
  version.
  
  1.2. Disclaimer and Copyright
  
  This document is (C) 1997 by Matthew Borowski. It is released under the 
  terms of the GNU General Public License.
  
  The author claims no responsibility in any damage resulting from the use of 
  this document. The author has no connection to StarDivision GmbH or
  Caldera, Inc. All trademarks mentioned belong to their respective owners.

  Comments and questions may be directed to the author at 
  m...@poboxes.com.

  1.3.  History of this document
  
  version 0.6 970609 - added fix for the LANG variable problem, which
                       caused problems with perl and man.
  version 0.5 970608 - updated info to StarOffice 3.1 final
  version 0.1 970505 - the initial release.

  2.  Obtaining the StarOffice Office Suite

  The current release of StarOffice for Linux is 3.1 final. This
  release is available for FTP at ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/staroffice
  
  The file README.StarOffice contains information on downloading
  StarOffice 3.1 final. You will need to get three files: 
  StarOffice31-english.tar.gz (english) or StarOffice31-german.tar.gz
  (german) templates/demo docs, StarOffice31-dynbin (dynamically linked)
  or StarOffice31-statbin.tar.gz (statically linked) binaries, and 
  StarOffice31-common.tar.gz
  
  3.  Installation of StarOffice
  
  Installation of StarOffice consists of:
  - Untarring the distribution files as root in /usr/local
  - running the setup program as a user
  - sourcing the .sd.sh or .sd.csh
  - reading section 3.5!!! (do this)
  
  3.1.  Libc Issues and Fixes
  
  StarOffice is linked with libc 5.4.4.
  
  StarOffice 3.1 *will* work on Libc 5.3.x. Unfortunately, the setup 
  program requires 5.4.4 or higher. If you have libc 5.3.x, you might
  be able to get around this by acquiring a copy of libc 5.4.4+ and 
  adding it to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable before 
  executing the setup script. I haven't tried this, however, so you're 
  on your own.
  
  If you attempt to run the setup script on a libc older than 5.4.4,
  you will get the following error message:
  
  line 1: Syntax error at token 'I' expected declarator;
  i.e. File ...
  
  3.1.1  Upgrading your libc
  
  FTP to sunsite.unc.edu and look in the directory /pub/Linux/GCC for 
  the file libc-5.4.23.bin.tar.gz (or whatever the latest libc is). 
  Extract the contents of this file in a temporary directory. A new lib/ 
  directory will be created. Su to root and copy the file libc.so.5.4.23 
  from this directory to your /lib directory. Now, remove the symlink 
  libc.so.5 and re-make the symlink to 5.4.23 with the commands:
  
  rm libc.so.5
  ln -s /lib/libc.so.5.4.23 /lib/libc.so.5
  
  3.2.  Installing the tar Files
  
  After downloading StarOffice, su or login as root and place the 
  archives in /usr/local/. Change directory to /usr/local/ and extract
  the files. An example command to decompress a gzipped tar file
  would be:
  
  tar -xzvf filename.tar
  
  Older systems may require you first use the gzip -d command to unzip
  the file, then use the tar -xvf command to untar it.
  
  The files will extract to their locations within the newly created
  /usr/local/StarOffice-3.1 tree.
  
  3.3  Setup and Configuration
  
  After you have extracted the StarOffice files as root, you will need 
  to login with your userid. Change directory to /usr/local/StarOffice-3.1
  and execute the setup program. This program will install non-shared 
  files and symlinks needed for each individual user. The standard 
  installation is recommended. There *could* be problems if you do not 
  accept the default installation path.
  
  StarOffice makes use of environment variables. The files .sd.sh 
  (formatted for the Bourne Shell) and .sd.csh (formatted for the C Shell) 
  provide the environment variable settings for StarOffice. These files 
  are located in your home directory.
  
  If you use bash, edit your .bashrc and add the line:
  
  source ~/.sd.sh
  
  After doing this, restart bash to bring the environment variables into
  effect.
  
  If you use a different shell, consult that shell's man page for 
  information on sourcing a file.
  
  3.4  COL (Caldera OpenLinux) setup bug

  Phil Reardon <p...@busprod.com> says:

  "I found a bug in the setup script for StarOffice that came with my
  Caldera COL standard release.   It produces // in a path where there
  should only be one /.   To fix it, remove the first slash from this
  line:

              exec ${pfad:='.'}/linux-x86/bin/$name;;

  There should be no / before linux-x86."
  
  3.5  Fixing the LANG variable problem

  The .sd.sh and .sd.csh files set the LANG variable. This causes 
  problems with perl and man. Man will give the error message "Failed 
  to open the message catalog man on the path NLSPATH=" Perl will 
  give the error message "warning: setlocale(LC_CTYPE, "")..."
  
  The .sd.sh file contains a line that sets LANG=us and another
  that exports a bunch of variables, including LANG.  Remove the LANG=us 
  line and remove LANG from the list of variables, and this will be fixed.
  
  In the .sd.csh file (which is formatted for the c shell), you need
  to remove the line that says "setenv LANG us".

  Thanks to Adam L. Klein <alkl...@adelphia.net> for informing me of
  this fix.

  4.  Running StarOffice
  
  The StarOffice binaries are located in the directory:
  /usr/local/StarOffice-3.1/linux-x86/bin/
  
  The applications are: sdraw3, swriter3, scalc3, smath3, schart3, simage3
  
  The program svdaemon must be executed in order to use online help.
  The program svportmap must be executed to enable application communication
  features between StarWriter, StarCalc and StarDraw. 
  
  5.  More Information
  
  More information on StarOffice for Linux is available directly from
  StarDivision. StarDivision maintains a website at 
  http://www.stardivision.com/
  
  StarDivision runs a news server with support and user groups related
  to StarOffice for linux. These newsgroups are the best place to find
  up-to-date information on StarOffice and to ask for help. Using a
  newsreader, connect to starnews.stardivision.com or follow the support
  link on the StarDivision homepage.
  
  
  6.  Contributions

  If you can contribute any additional information for this mini-HOWTO, please 
  contact me via internet e-mail. My address is located at the top of this 
  document. You may also wish to take a look at my web page, located at 
  http://mkb.home.ml.org/linux/ or http://www.jnpcs.com/mkb/linux/

  <END>


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From: Matthew Borowski <m...@poboxes.com>
Subject: Linux StarOffice mini-HOWTO (part 1/1)
Date: 1997/11/04
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*** direct any comments or questions about this HOWTO to the author,
*** Matthew Borowski <m...@poboxes.com>.

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  StarOffice mini-HOWTO
  Matthew Borowski, m...@poboxes.com, http://www.jnpcs.com/mkb/linux
  v0.7, July 7, 1997

  Information on installing the StarOffice Office Suite by StarDivision, GmbH.

  ------------------------------------------------------

  Table Of Contents:
    1. Introduction
     1.1 Motif info
     1.2 History of this document
    2. Obtaining the StarOffice suite   
    3. Installation of StarOffice
     3.1 Libc issues and fixes
      3.1.1 Upgrading your libc
     3.2 Installing from the tar files
     3.3 Setup and configuration 
     3.4 COL setup bug
     3.5 Fixing the LANG variable problem
    4. Running StarOffice
    5. More Information
    6. Contributions
    7. Disclaimer and Copyright
    
  ------------------------------------------------------

  1.  Introduction
  
  The StarOffice Office Suite is a collection of office tools for Linux,
  written in C using the Motif toolkit. StarOffice includes:
  
  - StarWriter, a word processor
  - StarCalc, a spreadsheet
  - StarImage, an image editor
  - StarDraw, a draw program similar to Corel DRAW
  - StarChart, a chart-making program
  - StarMath, a math editor

  The StarOffice Office Suite for Linux is free for non-commercial use. 
  Commercial use requires a license. The cost for a commercial license
  seperate from Caldera's OpenLinux system is currently undecided.
  
  1.1  Motif info
  
  StarOffice is written using the commercial Motif 2.0 GUI toolkit. The
  dynamically linked version will *not* work with Motif 1.2/LessTif.
  
  The static version (with Motif 2.0 linked in) will work regardless
  of whether or not you have Motif. However, performance drops.
  
  I run StarOffice on a Pentium 100 with 48 megs RAM, running Redhat
  4.1 and Motif 2.0. Dynamically linked StarOffice takes about a minute 
  to load. However, it is noticable that, once it loads up, StarOffice
  dynamically linked takes up much less resources than the static
  version.
  
  1.2.  History of this document

  version 0.7 970707 - changed section 3.1.1, changed license
  version 0.6 970609 - added fix for the LANG variable problem
  version 0.5 970608 - updated info to StarOffice 3.1 final
  version 0.1 970505 - the initial release.

  2.  Obtaining the StarOffice Office Suite

  The current release of StarOffice for Linux is 3.1 final. This
  release is available for FTP at ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/staroffice
  
  The file README.StarOffice contains information on downloading
  StarOffice 3.1 final. You will need to get three files: 
  StarOffice31-english.tar.gz (english) or StarOffice31-german.tar.gz
  (german) templates/demo docs, StarOffice31-dynbin (dynamically linked)
  or StarOffice31-statbin.tar.gz (statically linked) binaries, and 
  StarOffice31-common.tar.gz
  
  There is also version of StarOffice, available from Caldera. Check
  there website at http://www.caldera.com/ for details on this. Caldera
  also makes a StarOffice CD-ROM available for $7.99 US.
  
  3.  Installation of StarOffice
  
  Installation of StarOffice consists of:
  - Untarring the distribution files as root in /usr/local
  - running the setup program as a user
  - sourcing the .sd.sh or .sd.csh
  - reading section 3.5!!! (do this)
  
  3.1.  Libc Issues and Fixes
  
  StarOffice is linked with libc 5.4.4.
  
  StarOffice 3.1 *will* work on Libc 5.3.x. Unfortunately, the setup 
  program requires 5.4.4 or higher. If you have libc 5.3.x, you might
  be able to get around this by acquiring a copy of libc 5.4.4+ and 
  adding it to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable before 
  executing the setup script. I haven't tried this, however, so you're 
  on your own.
  
  If you attempt to run the setup script on a libc older than 5.4.4,
  you will get the following error message:
  
  line 1: Syntax error at token 'I' expected declarator;
  i.e. File ...
  
  3.1.1  Upgrading your libc
  
  FTP to sunsite.unc.edu and look in the directory /pub/Linux/GCC for 
  the file libc-5.4.33.bin.tar.gz (or whatever the latest libc is). 
  Extract the contents of this file in a temporary directory. A new lib/ 
  directory will be created. Su to root and copy the file libc.so.5.4.33 
  from this directory to your /lib directory. Now, make the symlink from
  libc.so.5 to 5.4.33 with the command:
  
  ln -sf /lib/libc.so.5.4.33 /lib/libc.so.5
  
  3.2.  Installing the tar Files
  
  After downloading StarOffice, su or login as root and place the 
  archives in /usr/local/. Change directory to /usr/local/ and extract
  the files. An example command to decompress a gzipped tar file
  would be:
  
  tar -xzvf filename.tar
  
  Older systems may require you first use the gzip -d command to unzip
  the file, then use the tar -xvf command to untar it.
  
  The files will extract to their locations within the newly created
  /usr/local/StarOffice-3.1 tree.
  
  3.3  Setup and Configuration
  
  After you have extracted the StarOffice files as root, you will need 
  to login with your userid. Change directory to /usr/local/StarOffice-3.1
  and execute the setup program. This program will install non-shared 
  files and symlinks needed for each individual user. The standard 
  installation is recommended. There *could* be problems if you do not 
  accept the default installation path.
  
  StarOffice makes use of environment variables. The files .sd.sh 
  (formatted for the Bourne Shell) and .sd.csh (formatted for the C Shell) 
  provide the environment variable settings for StarOffice. These files 
  are located in your home directory.
  
  If you use bash, edit your .bashrc and add the line:
  
  source ~/.sd.sh
  
  After doing this, restart bash to bring the environment variables into
  effect.
  
  If you use a different shell, consult that shell's man page for 
  information on sourcing a file.
  
  3.4  COL (Caldera OpenLinux) setup bug

  Phil Reardon <p...@busprod.com> says:

  "I found a bug in the setup script for StarOffice that came with my
  Caldera COL standard release.   It produces // in a path where there
  should only be one /.   To fix it, remove the first slash from this
  line:

              exec ${pfad:='.'}/linux-x86/bin/$name;;

  There should be no / before linux-x86."
  
  3.5  Fixing the LANG variable problem

  The .sd.sh and .sd.csh files set the LANG variable. This causes 
  problems with perl and man. Man will give the error message "Failed 
  to open the message catalog man on the path NLSPATH=" Perl will 
  give the error message "warning: setlocale(LC_CTYPE, "")..."

  The .sd.sh file contains a line that sets LANG=us and another
  that exports a bunch of variables, including LANG.  Remove the LANG=us 
  line and remove LANG from the list of variables, and this will be fixed.
  
  In the .sd.csh file (which is formatted for the c shell), you need
  to remove the line that says "setenv LANG us".

  Thanks to Adam L. Klein <alkl...@adelphia.net> for informing me of
  this fix.

  4.  Running StarOffice
  
  The StarOffice binaries are located in the directory:
  /usr/local/StarOffice-3.1/linux-x86/bin/
  
  The applications are: sdraw3, swriter3, scalc3, smath3, schart3, simage3
  
  The program svdaemon must be executed in order to use online help.
  The program svportmap must be executed to enable application communication
  features between StarWriter, StarCalc and StarDraw. 
  
  5.  More Information
  
  More information on StarOffice for Linux is available directly from
  StarDivision. StarDivision maintains a website at 
  http://www.stardivision.com/
  
  StarDivision runs a news server with support and user groups related
  to StarOffice for linux. These newsgroups are the best place to find
  up-to-date information on StarOffice and to ask for help. Using a
  newsreader, connect to starnews.stardivision.com or follow the support
  link on the StarDivision homepage.
    
  6.  Contributions

  If you can contribute any additional information for this mini-HOWTO, 
  please contact me via internet e-mail. My address is located at the 
  top of this document. You may also wish to take a look at my web 
  page, located at http://mkb.home.ml.org/linux/ or 
  http://www.jnpcs.com/mkb/linux/

  7. Disclaimer and Copyright
  
  This document is (C) 1997 by Matthew Borowski.
  
  Redistribution of this document in electronic form is permitted
  under the condition that the document remains unchanged. If you
  wish to include this document in a CD-ROM or book, please obtain
  permission from me beforehand (I prefer requests to be sent via 
  e-mail).
  
  The author claims no responsibility in anything that may occur directly 
  or indirectly as a result of using this document. The author is not an 
  employee of StarDivision, GmbH or Caldera, Inc.
  
  Comments and questions may be directed to the author at 
  m...@poboxes.com.

  <END>

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*** Matthew Borowski <m...@poboxes.com>.

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  StarOffice for Linux mini-Howto
  Matthew Borowski (m...@poboxes.com )
  v0.8, 9 November 1997

  Information on installing the StarOffice Office Suite by StarDivision
  GmbH.

  1.  Introduction

  The StarOffice Office Suite is a collection of office tools for Linux,
  written in C using the Motif toolkit.

  StarOffice includes:

    StarWriter, a word processor

    StarCalc, a spreadsheet

    StarImage, an image editor

    StarDraw, a draw program similar to Corel DRAW

    StarChart, a chart-making program

    StarMath, a math editor

  The StarOffice Office Suite for Linux is free for non-commercial use.
  Commercial use requires a license. The cost for a commercial license
  seperate from Caldera's OpenLinux system is currently undecided.

  1.1.  Motif info

  StarOffice is written using the commercial Motif 2.0 GUI toolkit. The
  dynamically linked version will *not* work with Motif 1.2/LessTif.

  The static version (with Motif 2.0 linked in) will work regardless of
  whether or not you have Motif. However, performance drops.

  I run StarOffice on a Pentium 100 with 48 megs RAM, running Redhat 4.1
  and Motif 2.0. Dynamically linked StarOffice takes about a minute to
  load. However, it is noticable that, once it loads up, StarOffice
  dynamically linked takes up much less resources than the static
  version.

  1.2.  History of this document

    Version 0.8 971109 - added tips, installation w/o libc upgrade,
     etc.

    Version 0.7 970707 - changed section 3.1.1, changed license

    Version 0.6 970609 - added fix for the LANG variable problem

    Version 0.5 970608 - updated info to StarOffice 3.1 final

    Version 0.1 970505 - the initial release.

  2.  Obtaining the StarOffice Office Suite

  The current release of StarOffice for Linux is 3.1 final. This release
  is available for FTP at

  ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/staroffice

  The file README.StarOffice contains information on downloading
  StarOffice 3.1 final. You will need to get three files:

    StarOffice31-english.tar.gz (english) templates/demo docs or

    StarOffice31-german.tar.gz (german) templates/demo docs

    StarOffice31-dynbin.tar.tgz (dynamically linked) or

    StarOffice31-statbin.tar.gz (statically linked) binaries

    StarOffice31-common.tar.gz

  There is also version of StarOffice, available from Caldera. Check
  their website at

       http://www.caldera.com

  for details on this. Caldera also makes a StarOffice CD-ROM available
  for $ 7.99 US.

  3.  Installation of StarOffice

  Installation of StarOffice consists of:

    Untarring the distribution files as root in /usr/local

    running the setup program as a user

    sourcing the .sd.sh or .sd.csh

    reading section 3.5!!! (do this)

  3.1.  Libc Issues and Fixes

  StarOffice is linked with libc 5.4.4.

  StarOffice 3.1 *will* work on Libc 5.3.x. Unfortunately, the setup
  program requires 5.4.4 or higher. If you have libc 5.3.x, you might be
  able to get around this by acquiring a copy of libc 5.4.4+ and adding
  it to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable before executing the
  setup script. I haven't tried this, however, so you're on your own.

  If you attempt to run the setup script on a libc older than 5.4.4, you
  will get the following error message:

       line 1: Syntax error at token 'I' expected declarator; i.e. File ...

  To upgrade your libc, FTP to sunsite.unc.edu and look in the directory
  /pub/Linux/GCC for the file libc-5.4.33.bin.tar.gz (or whatever the
  latest libc is). Extract the contents of this file in a temporary
  directory. A new lib/ directory will be created. Su to root and copy
  the file libc.so.5.4.33 from this directory to your /lib directory.
  Now, make the symlink from libc.so.5 to libc.5.4.33 with the command:

  ln -sf /lib/libc.so.5.4.33 /lib/libc.so.5

  then run the ldconfig command.

  Dr. Romano Giannetti (rom...@iet.unipi.it ) says:

       a redhat 4.2 system which has a libc5.3, without doing the
       upgrade.

       The exact steps are:

       1. get a libc.so.5.4.x. If you have a redhat rpm package (as
       the one you find in the contrib directory), you can extract
       the library by going in a scratch directory and doing:
       rpm2cpio libc.so.5.4.x-y.rpm | cpio --extract --make-
       directories The library will appear in ./lib subdirectory

       2. move libc.so.5.4.x in your home directory. Then (assuming
       a sh-like shell): ln -s libc.so.5.4.x libc.so.5 export
       LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME:/lib:/usr/lib

       3. Now you can run setup.

  3.2.  Installing the tar Files

  After downloading StarOffice, su or login as root and place the
  archives in /usr/local/. Change directory to /usr/local/ and extract
  the files. An example command to decompress a gzipped tar file would
  be:

       tar -xzvf filename.tar

  Older systems may require you first use the gzip -d command to unzip
  the file, then use the tar -xvf command to untar it.

  The files will extract to their locations within the newly created
  usr/local/StarOffice-3.1 tree.

  3.3.  Setup und Configuration

  After you have extracted the StarOffice files as root, you will need
  to login with your userid. Change directory to
  /usr/local/StarOffice-3.1 and execute the setup program. This program
  will install non-shared files and symlinks needed for each individual
  user. The standard installation is recommended. There *could* be
  problems if you do not accept the default installation path.

  StarOffice makes use of environment variables. The files .sd.sh
  (formatted for the Bourne Shell) and .sd.csh (formatted for the C
  Shell) provide the environment variable settings for StarOffice. These
  files are located in your home directory.

  If you use bash, edit your .bashrc and add the line:

  source  /.sd.sh

  After doing this, restart bash to bring the environment variables into
  effect.

  If you use a different shell, consult that shell's man page for
  information on sourcing a file.

  3.4.  COL (Caldera OpenLinux) setup bug

  Phil Reardon (p...@busprod.com ) says:

       " I found a bug in the setup script for StarOffice that came
       with my Caldera COL standard release. It produces // in a
       path where there should only be one /. To fix it, remove the
       first slash from this line:

       exec ${pfad:='.'}/linux-x86/bin/$name;;

  There should be no / before linux-x86."

  3.5.  Fixing the LANG variable problem

  The .sd.sh and .sd.csh files set the LANG variable. This causes
  problems with perl and man. Man will give the error message

       " Failed to open the message catalog man on the path
       NLSPATH="

  Perl will give the error message

       " warning: setlocale(LC_CTYPE, "")..."

  The .sd.sh file contains a line that sets LANG=us and another that
  exports a bunch of variables, including LANG. Remove the LANG=us line
  and remove LANG from the list of variables, and this will be fixed.

  In the .sd.csh file (which is formatted for the c shell), you need to
  remove the line that says "setenv LANG us".

  Thanks to Adam L. Klein (alkl...@adelphia.net) for informing me of
  this fix.

  4.  Running StarOffice

  The StarOffice binaries are located in the directory:
  /usr/local/StarOffice-3.1/linux-x86/bin/

  The applications are: sdraw3, swriter3, scalc3, smath3, schart3,
  simage3

  The program svdaemon must be executed in order to use online help.
  The program svportmap must be executed to enable application
  communication features between StarWriter, StarCalc and StarDraw.

  5.  StarOffice Tips

  Contributed by Patrick D'Cruze (pdcr...@netpal.com.au)

  1.  Instead of sourcing the .sd.sh (or .sd.csh) file in my
  .bash_profile script, I instead copied the .sd.sh script,  renamed it
  to swriter and copied it to /usr/local/bin.  I then modified it by
  adding a:

       #! /bin/bash

  at the start of the script and a:

       exec swriter3 $*

  at the end of the script.  Now all I have to do is run swriter and it
  automatically sets up the appropriate environment variables and then
  runs StarWriter. Saves having those environment variables pollute
  other applications/environments.

  2.  I noticed that for a lot of people, StarOffice takes quite a while
  to load (upwards of 60 seconds).  The consensus on usenet was that a
  large chunk of this time was due to the symbol relocations that the
  dynamic linker has to do. ie, for each new symbol the dynamic linker
  has to locate the appropriate library.  StarOffice dynamically links
  against quite a few libraries so the dynamic linker spends quite a bit
  of time searching through lots of libraries.

  There is a solution to this. I run StarOffice in a chroot'd jail.  In
  the jail, I just put the binaries and libraries that StarOffice uses
  (all the libs out of /usr/X11R6/lib, libc/libm and libg++/libstdc++).
  StarWriter takes approximately 15 seconds to come up on my P133/32MB.
  This is due to the fact that the only libraries present are the ones
  needed by StarOffice and hence the dynamic linker spends
  proportionately less time searching through all the libraries on the
  system (ie, it doesn't search through all the useless libs in /usr/lib
  etc looking to resolve symbols).

  6.  More Information

  More information on StarOffice for Linux is available directly from
  StarDivision. StarDivision maintains a website at
  http://www.stardivision.com

  StarDivision runs a news server with support and user groups related
  to StarOffice for linux. These newsgroups are the best place to find
  up-to-date information on StarOffice and to ask for help. Using a
  newsreader, connect to news://starnews.stardivision.com or follow the
  support link on the StarDivision homepage.

  7.  Contributions

  Thank you to Werner Klaus (wkl...@metronet.de ) for translating this
  document to sgml.

  If you can contribute any additional information for this mini-HOWTO,
  please contact me via internet e-mail. My address is located at the
  top of this document. You may also wish to take a look at my web page,
  located at http://mkb.home.ml.org/linux/ or
  http://www.jnpcs.com/mkb/linux/

  8.  Disclaimer and Copyright

  This document is (C) 1997 by Matthew Borowski.

  Redistribution of this document in electronic form is permitted under
  the condition that the document remains unchanged. If you wish to
  include this document in a CD-ROM or book, please obtain permission
  from me beforehand (I prefer requests to be sent via e-mail).

  The author claims no responsibility in anything that may occur
  directly or indirectly as a result of using this document. The author
  is not an employee of StarDivision, GmbH or Caldera, Inc.

  Comments and questions may be directed to the author at
  m...@poboxes.com.


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  StarOffice for Linux mini-Howto
  Matthew Borowski (m...@poboxes.com )
  Version 0.9, January 14, 1998

  Information on installing the StarOffice Office Suite by StarDivision
  GmbH.

  1.  Introduction

  The StarOffice Office Suite is a collection of office tools for Linux,
  written in C using the Motif toolkit.

  StarOffice includes:

    StarWriter, a word processor

    StarCalc, a spreadsheet

    StarImage, an image editor

    StarDraw, a draw program similar to Corel DRAW

    StarChart, a chart-making program

    StarMath, a math editor

  The StarOffice Office Suite for Linux is free for non-commercial use.
  Commercial use requires a license. The cost for a commercial license
  seperate from Caldera's OpenLinux system is currently undecided.

  1.1.  Motif info

  StarOffice is written using the commercial Motif 2.0 GUI toolkit. The
  dynamically linked version will *not* work with Motif 1.2/LessTif.

  The static version (with Motif 2.0 linked in) will work regardless of
  whether or not you have Motif. However, performance drops.

  I run StarOffice on a Pentium 100 with 48 megs RAM, running Redhat 4.1
  and Motif 2.0. Dynamically linked StarOffice takes about a minute to
  load. However, it is noticable that, once it loads up, StarOffice
  dynamically linked takes up much less resources than the static
  version.

  1.2.  History of this document

    Version 0.8 971109 - added tips, installation w/o libc upgrade,
     etc.

    Version 0.7 970707 - changed section 3.1.1, changed license

    Version 0.6 970609 - added fix for the LANG variable problem

    Version 0.5 970608 - updated info to StarOffice 3.1 final

    Version 0.1 970505 - the initial release.

  2.  Obtaining the StarOffice Office Suite

  The current release of StarOffice for Linux is 3.1 final. This release
  is available for FTP at

  ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/staroffice

  The file README.StarOffice contains information on downloading
  StarOffice 3.1 final. You will need to get three files:

    StarOffice31-english.tar.gz (english) templates/demo docs or

    StarOffice31-german.tar.gz (german) templates/demo docs

    StarOffice31-dynbin.tar.tgz (dynamically linked) or

    StarOffice31-statbin.tar.gz (statically linked) binaries

    StarOffice31-common.tar.gz

  There is also version of StarOffice, available from Caldera. Check
  their website at

       http://www.caldera.com

  for details on this. Caldera also makes a StarOffice CD-ROM available
  for $ 7.99 US.

  3.  Installation of StarOffice

  Installation of StarOffice consists of:

    Untarring the distribution files as root in /usr/local

    running the setup program as a user

    sourcing the .sd.sh or .sd.csh

    reading section 3.5!!! (do this)

  3.1.  Libc Issues and Fixes

  StarOffice is linked with libc 5.4.4.

  StarOffice 3.1 *will* work on Libc 5.3.x. Unfortunately, the setup
  program requires 5.4.4 or higher. If you have libc 5.3.x, you might be
  able to get around this by acquiring a copy of libc 5.4.4+ and adding
  it to your LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable before executing the
  setup script. I haven't tried this, however, so you're on your own.

  If you attempt to run the setup script on a libc older than 5.4.4, you
  will get the following error message:

       line 1: Syntax error at token 'I' expected declarator; i.e. File ...

  To upgrade your libc, FTP to sunsite.unc.edu and look in the directory
  /pub/Linux/GCC for the file libc-5.4.33.bin.tar.gz (or whatever the
  latest libc is). Extract the contents of this file in a temporary
  directory. A new lib/ directory will be created. Su to root and copy
  the file libc.so.5.4.33 from this directory to your /lib directory.
  Now, make the symlink from libc.so.5 to libc.5.4.33 with the command:

  ln -sf /lib/libc.so.5.4.33 /lib/libc.so.5

  then run the ldconfig command.

  Dr. Romano Giannetti (rom...@iet.unipi.it ) says:

       a redhat 4.2 system which has a libc5.3, without doing the
       upgrade.

       The exact steps are:

       1. get a libc.so.5.4.x. If you have a redhat rpm package (as
       the one you find in the contrib directory), you can extract
       the library by going in a scratch directory and doing:
       rpm2cpio libc.so.5.4.x-y.rpm | cpio --extract --make-
       directories The library will appear in ./lib subdirectory

       2. move libc.so.5.4.x in your home directory. Then (assuming
       a sh-like shell): ln -s libc.so.5.4.x libc.so.5 export
       LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME:/lib:/usr/lib

       3. Now you can run setup.

  3.2.  Installing the tar Files

  After downloading StarOffice, su or login as root and place the
  archives in /usr/local/. Change directory to /usr/local/ and extract
  the files. An example command to decompress a gzipped tar file would
  be:

       tar -xzvf filename.tar

  Older systems may require you first use the gzip -d command to unzip
  the file, then use the tar -xvf command to untar it.

  The files will extract to their locations within the newly created
  usr/local/StarOffice-3.1 tree.

  3.3.  Setup und Configuration

  After you have extracted the StarOffice files as root, you will need
  to login with your userid. Change directory to
  /usr/local/StarOffice-3.1 and execute the setup program. This program
  will install non-shared files and symlinks needed for each individual
  user. The standard installation is recommended. There *could* be
  problems if you do not accept the default installation path.

  StarOffice makes use of environment variables. The files .sd.sh
  (formatted for the Bourne Shell) and .sd.csh (formatted for the C
  Shell) provide the environment variable settings for StarOffice. These
  files are located in your home directory.

  If you use bash, edit your .bashrc and add the line:

  source  /.sd.sh

  After doing this, restart bash to bring the environment variables into
  effect.

  If you use a different shell, consult that shell's man page for
  information on sourcing a file.

  3.4.  COL (Caldera OpenLinux) setup bug

  Phil Reardon (p...@busprod.com ) says:

       " I found a bug in the setup script for StarOffice that came
       with my Caldera COL standard release. It produces // in a
       path where there should only be one /. To fix it, remove the
       first slash from this line:

       exec ${pfad:='.'}/linux-x86/bin/$name;;

  There should be no / before linux-x86."

  3.5.  Fixing the LANG variable problem

  The .sd.sh and .sd.csh files set the LANG variable. This causes
  problems with perl and man. Man will give the error message

       " Failed to open the message catalog man on the path
       NLSPATH="

  Perl will give the error message

       " warning: setlocale(LC_CTYPE, "")..."

  The .sd.sh file contains a line that sets LANG=us and another that
  exports a bunch of variables, including LANG. Remove the LANG=us line
  and remove LANG from the list of variables, and this will be fixed.

  In the .sd.csh file (which is formatted for the c shell), you need to
  remove the line that says "setenv LANG us".

  Thanks to Adam L. Klein (alkl...@adelphia.net) for informing me of
  this fix.

  4.  Running StarOffice

  The StarOffice binaries are located in the directory:
  /usr/local/StarOffice-3.1/linux-x86/bin/

  The applications are: sdraw3, swriter3, scalc3, smath3, schart3,
  simage3

  The program svdaemon must be executed in order to use online help.
  The program svportmap must be executed to enable application
  communication features between StarWriter, StarCalc and StarDraw.

  5.  StarOffice Tips

  Contributed by Patrick D'Cruze (pdcr...@netpal.com.au)

  1.  Instead of sourcing the .sd.sh (or .sd.csh) file in my
  .bash_profile script, I instead copied the .sd.sh script,  renamed it
  to swriter and copied it to /usr/local/bin.  I then modified it by
  adding a:

       #! /bin/bash

  at the start of the script and a:

       exec swriter3 $*

  at the end of the script.  Now all I have to do is run swriter and it
  automatically sets up the appropriate environment variables and then
  runs StarWriter. Saves having those environment variables pollute
  other applications/environments.

  2.  I noticed that for a lot of people, StarOffice takes quite a while
  to load (upwards of 60 seconds).  The consensus on usenet was that a
  large chunk of this time was due to the symbol relocations that the
  dynamic linker has to do. ie, for each new symbol the dynamic linker
  has to locate the appropriate library.  StarOffice dynamically links
  against quite a few libraries so the dynamic linker spends quite a bit
  of time searching through lots of libraries.

  There is a solution to this. I run StarOffice in a chroot'd jail.  In
  the jail, I just put the binaries and libraries that StarOffice uses
  (all the libs out of /usr/X11R6/lib, libc/libm and libg++/libstdc++).
  StarWriter takes approximately 15 seconds to come up on my P133/32MB.
  This is due to the fact that the only libraries present are the ones
  needed by StarOffice and hence the dynamic linker spends
  proportionately less time searching through all the libraries on the
  system (ie, it doesn't search through all the useless libs in /usr/lib
  etc looking to resolve symbols).

  6.  More Information

  More information on StarOffice for Linux is available directly from
  StarDivision. StarDivision maintains a website at
  http://www.stardivision.com

  StarDivision runs a news server with support and user groups related
  to StarOffice for linux. These newsgroups are the best place to find
  up-to-date information on StarOffice and to ask for help. Using a
  newsreader, connect to news://starnews.stardivision.com or follow the
  support link on the StarDivision homepage.

  7.  Contributions

  Thank you to Werner Klaus (wkl...@metronet.de ) for translating this
  document to sgml.

  If you can contribute any additional information for this mini-HOWTO,
  please contact me via internet e-mail. My address is located at the
  top of this document. You may also wish to take a look at my web page,
  located at http://mkb.home.ml.org/linux/ or
  http://www.gslink.com/~mkb/linux/

  8.  Disclaimer and Copyright

  This document is (C) 1997 by Matthew Borowski.

  Redistribution of this document in electronic form is permitted under
  the condition that the document remains unchanged. If you wish to
  include this document in a CD-ROM or book, please obtain permission
  from me beforehand (I prefer requests to be sent via e-mail).

  The author claims no responsibility in anything that may occur
  directly or indirectly as a result of using this document. The author
  is not an employee of StarDivision, GmbH or Caldera, Inc.

  Comments and questions may be directed to the author at
  m...@poboxes.com.


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