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From Wolf Halton <>
Subject Re: Who wants to build OpenOffice?
Date Wed, 31 Aug 2011 00:23:28 GMT
I have a machine that could do it - Ubuntu Linux 10.04, but I have
never built anything of this complexity.  This is a little bigger than
./configure, make, make install isn't it?

On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 8:15 PM, Donald Whytock <> wrote:
> Well, I have an XP machine that does file/print/tivo duty that I could
> let grind for a little while, but it occurred to me that I could
> thumb-drive Linux and try building for that too.  Probably more
> easily, since I don't have the GNU set for XP yet.
> On Tue, Aug 30, 2011 at 7:07 PM, Eike Rathke <> wrote:
>> Hi Donald,
>> On Tuesday, 2011-08-30 18:38:41 -0400, Donald Whytock wrote:
>>> How much disk space are we talking for a build?
>> Roughly 8GB (for git svn, mere svn +2GB or so), plus 5GB ccache if
>> affordable, speeds up things a lot when rebuilding something.
>>> Could a thumb-drive Linux install handle it?
>> Build _on_ a thumb drive? How many days are you willing to wait? And are
>> you willing to sacrifice the life time of it, as a build is heavily i/o
>> bound? Or did you mean just the system on the thumb drive and build on
>> a hard disk? Given enough RAM so that the needed executables and header
>> files are cached that might be possible, never tried that.
>>  Eike

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