[blfs-dev] [blfs-support] Trouble building LibreOffice-4.1.0

David B. lfs at aba.eclipse.co.uk
Thu Aug 15 05:57:25 PDT 2013

On 14/08/13 22:00, David B. wrote:
> On 14/08/13 07:16, Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
>> The book uses --with-lang="" , that explains why the bug has not been
>> hit by strict use of copy/paste.
>> But also we have:
>> {{
>>    --with-lang="en-US pt-BR": This switch sets what languages to support.
>> en-US is always needed. To list several languages, separate them with a
>> space. For all languages, use --with-lang=ALL
>> }}
>> The easiest fix would be deleting any support for non-US locales, but I
>> cannot believe anybody would agree with that, for this package, at least.
>> A fix different from installing the binary packages from the Document
>> Foundation would be great, to return to normal status.  If we cannot
>> find it, I see no alternative other than including instructions on how
>> to install those language packs.
> There appear to be a couple of problems with the (new?) helper script,
> bin/unpack-sources, which is intended to (automatically) untar the
> translations (and help, if you build --with-help) tarballs, and set up
> symlinks to the unpacked directories.
> Firstly, as someone has noted, the script needs to be set executable.
> Secondly, the tar and/or find commands to untar and create symlinks
> don't work properly together. Thirdly, one of the checks is incorrect.
> I've done the following:
> chmod +x bin/unpack-sources
> sed -i s/target\.mk/langlist\.mk/ bin/unpack-sources
> sed -i 's/tar -xf/tar -x --strip-components=1 -f/' bin/unpack-sources
> sed -i '/tar -x/s/lo_src_dir/start_dir/' bin/unpack-sources
> The tarballs are now untarred directly to the correct place in the
> module tree (ignoring the symlink creation).
> The explicit commands to untar the translations (and help) tarballs in
> the instructions in the book are now therefore unnecessary - you just
> need the symlinks in 'src'. (Dictionaries still needs the manual untar,
> (Previously, you would have ended up with two copies of the untarred
> directories, i.e. 2 X 1.3GB)
> David

As an addendum to this, dictionaries still need to be installed 
manually, e.g. for English dictionaries:

mkdir /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/extensions/dict-en &&
cp -R dictionaries/en/* /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/extensions/dict-en

- otherwise, you don't get any spell-checking, etc.


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