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Old 07-06-2005, 02:58 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2004
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Compiling OpenOffice without PAM


I just tried to compile OpenOffice 1.9.113 Build 680 on my LFS-system but got the following .configure-error:

checking security/pam_appl.h usability... no
checking security/pam_appl.h presence... no
checking for security/pam_appl.h... no
configure: error: pam_appl.h could not be found. libpam-dev or pam-devel missing?

Actually, I AM missing PAM on my system but I do not see why OpenOffice needs PAM. Is there a way to compile OO without PAM? I could not find a configure-option that disables PAM..

Christoph ;-)
Old 07-06-2005, 09:22 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2004
Location: Moriarty, NM, USA about 100 yards form Rattle Snake Coutry
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Not sure exactly how to help but Slackware doesn't ship nor support Pam out of the box.
Maybe you could try converting Slack packages?? Again I am shooting in the dark here, but it appears as possible?
Old 08-15-2005, 05:13 AM   #3
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Location: Chico, CA, USA
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I've got the same problem. Wen I attempt to "make" PAM (0.80) I get this:

Processing file ../pam
/usr/bin/nsgmls: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
SGML parsing error - exiting at /usr/lib/sgml-tools/ line 394.
make[1]: *** [html/pam.html] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/dane/tmp/Linux-PAM-0.80/doc'
make: *** [doc] Error 2
Any ideas?


Old 08-15-2005, 07:12 AM   #4
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LFS has a patch to disable PAM in OOo 1.1.4 that does apply to OOo2 (last time I tried anyhow):

(They also have a few other patches that might be useful: (Stable)
and (Unstable)

Last edited by cathectic; 08-15-2005 at 07:16 AM.
Old 08-16-2005, 05:16 AM   #5
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Thanks for the links! Unfortunately, the first one doesn't work. :-) Do you know if they have a patch for 1.9/2.0 beta?




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