[Libreoffice] Using gnu-cp on Mac OS X for building LibreOffice

Eric Hoch eric_openoffice at gmx.de
Fri Oct 8 02:02:32 PDT 2010

Am Fri, 08 Oct 2010 10:35:27 +0200 schrieb Jan Holesovsky:
> Hi Thomas,
> On 2010-10-08 at 01:04 +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
>>> From what I read, the BSD cp has very annoying behavior wrt. recursive
>>> copying of directories, so I understand why GNU cp is preferred ;-)
>> Where did you read that, or can you explain directly what the problem
>> is?
> Eg. here (even though this is not the location where I saw it for the
> first time):
> http://www.unix.com/shell-programming-scripting/97509-cp-r-behaviour.html
> Basically, if you cp -R, the behavior differs between BSD and GNU when
> you add a '/' at the end of the source dir - I suppose there might be
> cases where the authors of the scripts/makefiles do not care if they
> have a slash at the end of the source dir, or not, because for the GNU
> cp, it does not matter.


> I'll welcome a patch that cleans it up if this really is the issue :-) -

The only issue I see are the ones with macports. 

I once had a patch that used cp instead of gnu-cp but it looks like 
I deleted it once Christian did the clean-up in the main OOo 
sources. Arrgs. And currently I honestly don't know were to look at 
this in the code. 

> we definitely want to make the build easier, not harder.

Once I'm familiar with git, currently it looks like git is winning, 
and have current LibO sources I think I will try to build OOo, 
acting like I just have to download the sources and do a configure, 
make, make install. I hope that this will be the case in the next 
few days, the earlier the better. 


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