[Libreoffice-bugs] [Bug 36461] New: environment variable breaks build

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Thu Apr 21 08:17:41 PDT 2011


           Summary: environment variable breaks build
           Product: LibreOffice
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: x86 (IA32)
        OS/Version: Linux (All)
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: medium
         Component: Libreoffice
        AssignedTo: libreoffice-bugs at lists.freedesktop.org
        ReportedBy: rl at hellgate.ch

When trying to build LibO, I happened to have an environment variable RCFILES

configure seemed to run fine, but the build was soon aborted. Unsetting the
variable fixed that problem.

The problem exists in the current version from git, too.

$ export RCFILES=foo
$ make

-> build error

The abort message does not seem terribly helpful when trying to debug the

I could not find RCFILES documented as a build environment variable, either.

Now that I figured it out it is no longer a problem, but I thought I'd let you
know that the way the build process reacts to some environment variables may be
more confusing than necessary.

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