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    genesus has a good point. Get a workable system up first and then emerge what you need after that. At least that way you can be semi-productive. Also, way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by genesus
    It does, and some compiles on insanely long...wait till you emerge openoffice
    I started installing openoffice a couple of days ago and it crashed after 17hours of compiling -- TWICE!! It was with a different error each time, so I'm trying a third time. Apparently it takes ~24hours to fully compile it
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    smolloy, if you get no joy this time, you could download the binaries from Linuxpackages. They're working good for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan
    smolloy, if you get no joy this time, you could download the binaries from Linuxpackages. They're working good for me.
    Cheers DapperDan. I'm kinda being stubborn about this, cos I know you can get the binaries from portage, but I really want to see if there is a notable difference between the version compiled on my machine and the pre-compiled version I use on suse. I'm not in any particular rush since I have OO on suse and MSOffice on windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smolloy
    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Dan
    smolloy, if you get no joy this time, you could download the binaries from Linuxpackages. They're working good for me.
    Cheers DapperDan. I'm kinda being stubborn about this, cos I know you can get the binaries from portage, but I really want to see if there is a notable difference between the version compiled on my machine and the pre-compiled version I use on suse. I'm not in any particular rush since I have OO on suse and MSOffice on windows.
    Or, rather than downloading them, you can get the binaries through portage

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    Quote Originally Posted by genesus
    Or, rather than downloading them, you can get the binaries through portage

    emerge openoffice-bin
    Yeah, that's what I meant when I said I knew I could get the binaries from portage, but I really wanna see if there's any difference between the version I compile on my machine, and one that comes pre-compiled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smolloy
    Quote Originally Posted by genesus
    Or, rather than downloading them, you can get the binaries through portage

    emerge openoffice-bin
    Yeah, that's what I meant when I said I knew I could get the binaries from portage, but I really wanna see if there's any difference between the version I compile on my machine, and one that comes pre-compiled.
    There is a difference; however, you may not notice much if you are on a high end machine...
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