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corbis_demon 10-12-2009 03:10 AM

SlackBuild for OpenOffice?
 
Hi,
I'm looking for OOO's SlackBuild, which compiles it from source. I have searched the net and found that all SlackBuilds for OpenOffice use the rpm distribution as the base package. I just downloaded the 5 source tarballs, and was hoping that a SlackBuild might be available. Any help?

catkin 10-12-2009 04:27 AM

See LQ threads here and here.

corbis_demon 10-12-2009 04:44 AM

Both SlackBuilds.org and Robby Workman use the rpm to compile the .tgz package. I want to use the devel source found here to compile the package. The source comes in five tarballs; testautomation, extensions, binfilter, core, system, (and the i10n package). I know they are for devel builds, but I don't think OOO provides stable release source tarballs. So I have to use the devel version. Has anyone tried this before in Slack?

Martinezio 10-12-2009 04:55 AM

Developer builds are very unstable and shouldn't be used in daily usage. Instead, if You're using 64-bit version of slackware, try this packages: http://www.slackware.org.uk/gsb/gsb6...ent/gsb64/ooo/

Check the references for OO (unpack txz packages and see install/slack-required file for it) - maybe You don't have some libraries.
Enjoy :)

Michielvw 10-12-2009 12:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by corbis_demon (Post 3716181)
I want to use the devel source found here to compile the package.

Just out of sheer curiosity, why do you want to explicitly compile OOo from source?

-M.

catkin 10-12-2009 01:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by corbis_demon (Post 3716181)
I want to use the devel source found here to compile the package.

I'm sorry -- I did not read your OP closely enough; the LQ threads given do not address your question.

corbis_demon 10-13-2009 04:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michielvw
Just out of sheer curiosity, why do you want to explicitly compile OOo from source?
As you said, out of sheer curiosity :). I have never built something quite as huge as OOo before{maybe not; TeXLive??}. I wanted a script to compile it, coz:

1) I'll compiling on 4 different platforms, so wanted something to reduce the time involved {Although I think it'll still take a really long time to compile}.

2) SlackBuilds usually have interesting info and build options which might come in handy.

I'm sorry if I'm wasting people's time, bothering them with something which might be unimportant, but really hope that someone does help me here. So, has anyone tried this before?

Martinezio 10-13-2009 04:40 AM

Well... Some times ago I was searching for an app, to open evil M$ docx documents, and in "desperate act" I try to compile oo by myself... But after I get huge amount of errors I give up, and waited for new official build with docx support ;) Maybe it was my lack of knowledge of searching for solutions... Don't know... But I know, that compiling of such huge projects are always road by hell of dependencies ;)

titopoquito 10-13-2009 05:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by corbis_demon (Post 3717367)
I'm sorry if I'm wasting people's time, bothering them with something which might be unimportant, but really hope that someone does help me here. So, has anyone tried this before?

Did you see that the GSB project (that Martinezio linked to) also has the sources and SlackBuilds for their packages? I did not compile it myself though, so I cannot give any reports on that.
The direct link to the source folder: http://www.slackware.org.uk/gsb/gsb6...nt/source/ooo/

corbis_demon 10-13-2009 06:43 AM

Sorry for not noticing that. My apologies. Actually I did go to the link posted by Martinezio, but couldn't find any SlackBuild on the page. I overlooked the fact that GSB follows a hierarchy similar to other Slack mirrors, and that the source pages would have the buildscript. Well, I got the script, and am currently modifying it. Huge list of unwanted dependencies ;). I see it uses go-oo as source. Hmmm...interesting. Lets see how the build goes. Thanks to everybody who replied.


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