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From Mathias Bauer <>
Subject Re: Who wants to build OpenOffice?
Date Tue, 06 Sep 2011 22:32:40 GMT
Am 06.09.2011 21:09, schrieb Eike Rathke:

> Hi Rob,
> On Tuesday, 2011-09-06 08:47:29 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>> I did a build overnight on a freshly installed Ubuntu 11.04 (32-bit),
>> Fresh, clean, nothing extra installed.  I had to even apt-get
>> subversion to get started.
> Well, yes, some basic tools aren't mentioned in the guide. Actually you
> could had even build OOo by downloading the source bundle generated from
> hg and wouldn't had needed mercurial installed.
>> 2) We should add instructions for needed edits to etc/apt/sources.lst
>> so the various required apt-get's work
> Strange, what did you need to edit sources.lst for?
>> 4) apt-get build-dep was insufficient.  I received
>> configure errors after that and had to install many packages in
>> addition
> I encountered only two: libpam0g-dev and librsvg2-dev
> But this after  apt-get build-dep libreoffice  on Debian wheezy where
> is a transitional package.
>> 6) The bootstrap was pulling down dependencies from Hg.  We need to
>> get those into SVN or Apache-Extras, right?
> Yes.

Really? The "dependencies" (I assume these are the external tarballs)
are not stored in a Mercurial repo. Nevertheless we have to find a place
for them - or to get back to the old procedure that stored them inside
the repo. At least those that have a suitable license.


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