OOo2 Build Instructions Gimped

DJ Lucas dj at
Tue Nov 29 20:44:03 PST 2005

Jeremy Byron wrote:

> I tried building OOo2 again using the instructions in the book seeing as 
> people are saying they have successful builds, but I don't see how they 
> could without a lot of monkeying on their own.
> The bsh download is "..b4-src.tar.bz2" but the copy and decompression 
> command references "..b4.tar.bz2" and the build system requires 
> "..b4-src.tar.gz".  

Yes this was reported today.  See this bug:
I did the same with the mozilla tarball too.  Both will be fixed shortly.

> And why do you decompress it?  I thought the build
> scripts did that in the appropriate locations; I never decompressed it 
> when I was building OOo2 before.

Due to the miroring, it's ungziped and bziped.  The build system doesn't 
handle bz2 files.

<snip see other post for opts>

> There is no mention in the dependencies about Gnome-vfs but the build 
> requires it unless --disable-gnome-vfs is added to the configure.

Nor is GTK2 which I mistakenly thought IDL dragged in.  I'd not have 
noticed this otherwise.  Thanks.

> Under the latest SVNs, tcsh is gimped such that the bootstrap command 
> fails unless you 'unset LS_COLORS'.

This issue was fixed once before in tcsh-6.11 (2003).  I'm not sure what 
the issue is here as I've not seen it and I do have LS_COLORS set in my 
environment.  Can you explain possibly how to reproduce it?  What is 
your LS_COLORS variable set to and what versions of tcsh?

> Using the instructions to swap in --with-system-mozilla (with an added 
> --with-firefox) to use the firefox ldap, the build fails as before.  Why 
> isn't David's libsec patch in the book?  It seems retarded to build a 
> full mozilla suite just to have an office suite, especially when a 
> browser is already on the system.

The patch description is in question.  The thunderbird bit does not work 
just yet and should be removed.  Also, the firefox build will leave you 
no chance to use a thunderbird address book as a data souce for mail 
merge, which I've stalled in working on.  Feel free to submit an updated 
patch in the interim if you'd like it in the book now and I'll get it 
taken care of ASAP.  The appropriate text is already in SVN, it's just 
commented out so it's not rendered.

> Regards,
> Jeremy.


-- DJ Lucas

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