[Libreoffice] [PATCH] Make pyuno work with system python

Caolán McNamara caolanm at redhat.com
Tue Aug 23 04:42:48 PDT 2011

On Mon, 2011-08-22 at 22:35 +0200, Lionel Elie Mamane wrote:
> if uno.py is being loaded (presumably from its place in
> @libdir@/@OOOINSTALLDIRNAME@/basis-link/program), it means the python
> load path already contains that. If the python load path does not
> contain that directory, adding it from within uno.py does not help
> because of chicken-and-egg problem of python finding uno.py in the
> first place.
> Unless we want to allow distributions to install uno.py in
> %{python_sitearch}, but *not* the other things it needs, such as
> pyuno.so; I'm not sure I get the rationale for wanting to do that.

Yeah, I (distros in general, I suppose) for the part-of-a-distro case
anyway, want to install uno.py and unohelper.py in site-packages and
have "import uno" just work out-of-the-box for stuff like bibus without
them (or their down stream packagers) caring where or what version of
LibreOffice etc are installed.

Easiest thing to do was to leave pyuno.so inside the /foo/libreoffice
tree to be in the right place for its $ORIGIN:$ORIGIN/foo/ rpath to find
the libs it links to and munge uno.py to tell it where that is, and
something similar for the URE_BOOTSTRAP whose purpose I forget at the


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