[Libreoffice] Building on gentoo ...

Wols Lists antlists at youngman.org.uk
Tue Oct 19 12:32:32 PDT 2010

 On 19/10/10 20:15, Norbert Thiebaud wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 2:07 PM, Wols Lists <antlists at youngman.org.uk> wrote:
>>  On 19/10/10 19:57, Norbert Thiebaud wrote:
>>> On Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 1:34 PM, Anthony Youngman
>>> <anthony at youngman.org.uk> wrote:
>>>>  On 18/10/10 23:34, René Kjellerup wrote:
>>>>> I've build on gentle, I had to disable kde to do so "--enable-kde=no
>>>>> --enable-kde4=no --without-junit"
>>>> When my default use settings are/were USE="-gtk -gnome" ?
>>> We are not talking ebuild here are we ?
>>> so USE flags are not really relevant...
>>> If we are talking ebuild, then that's something to address with
>>> who-ever is maintaining that ebuild...
>> No we're not talking ebuild ...
>> But asking me to disable kde when I'm running on a KDE system with no
>> Gnome isn't really a sensible request, imho ... the use flags actively
>> blocking gnome should indicate my opinion of it :-)
> I agree. but that's a bug in the ebuild itself, there is nothing much
> that can be done about that in the  libreoffice code base or in
> libreoffice autogen.
> If you your USE flags preclude kde, somehow the ebuild must pass
> --disable-kde --disable-kde4 to the libreoffice autogen 
If we're not talking ebuild, how can it be a bug in the ebuild?

It's just personal, I don't like Gnome, I run KDE, and I want my
libreoffice build to match my personal prejudices. I'm following the
instructions on the libreoffice website! -

It's THOSE instructions that have blown up for me. And of course, they
don't mention gentoo in the trouble-shooting guide :-)

But, as someone who wants KDE, of course I'm going to be miffed when the
build blows up with "can't find qt". And when the response is "oh, just
disable it" I react! Anyways, surely either (a) it's a bug if the
libreoffice build system can't detect a qt install, or (b) it's a bug if
libreoffice wants qt available but doesn't use it. Either way, the
problem IS somewhere in the libreoffice code base or autogen.

And if  I knew what I was looking for I'd happily try and fix it :-)


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