[Libreoffice] Build problems (and some solutions) in Mac OSX

James C james.from.wellington at gmail.com
Wed Dec 21 16:23:48 PST 2011

I release the change originally attached below under LGPLv3+ and MPL.

On Tue, Dec 20, 2011 at 7:04 PM, James C
<james.from.wellington at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello All,
> I have burned about 1.5 GB of metered network bandwidth, so far,
> following these instructions:
> http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/How_to_build#Getting_the_sources
> I have found and, I think fixed, problems which occur on both
> origin/master and origin/libreoffice-3-5, where the test for a
> parallel build bug presumes that mktmp and the thing to do sha1 hash
> sums look like they do on linux.  A patch is attached, which I *think*
> will not break the linux builds.  I release this change under GPLv3
> and MPL, as requested.  I hope that nobody has a software patent on
> the idea of correctness in code :-)
> There is also a human-sized problem, with some instructions on the
> web-site being wrong:
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43920
> I am now stuck, and have not yet built libre-office.  There are two
> ways forward; one technical and one human.
> The technical one is:
>  - my builds of origin/master and origin/libreoffice-3-5 fail in
> pango, because it depends on where cairo gets its fonts from, and on
> Apple Aqua, cairo gets its fonts from quartz, for which the
> corresponding parts of pango seem not to have been written
>  - this bug records my journey:
>    https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=43917
>  - I expect that I will not complete it without help
>  - how, if at all, is this software buildable under MacOS?
> The human one is:
>  - prebuilt LibreOffice 3.4.4 OOO340m1 (Build:402) from here:
>    http://www.libreoffice.org/download/
>    runs on my Mac, so it must be buildable
>  - I cannot find the OOO340m1 tag in the git repository that I have
> already invested resources in downloading
>  - I do not understand which pieces of the source I would need, in
> order to play with Writer, and how big they would be
>  - please can there be a link on the download page, to an explanation
> of how the various torrents relate to the various repositories?
>  - better yet, please can the source for this version be put into the
> repository, and I be told how to change to it?
> Regards,
> James,
> Wellington, New Zealand.

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