[Libreoffice] ok to use MacPorts for dependencies??

Christian Lohmaier lohmaier+libreoffice at googlemail.com
Sun Jan 23 07:28:19 PST 2011

Hi *,

On Sun, Jan 23, 2011 at 9:16 AM, Jonathan Aquilina
<eagles051387 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/23/11 3:43 AM, David Dumaresq wrote:

> 1. coreutils (from MacPorts)

You don't need those at all

> 2. pkgconfig (from MacPorts)

You don't need this either [1]

> 3. automake (from MacPorts)

You definitely don't need that

> 4. wget (from MacPorts)

You definietly don't need that.

> 5. libidl (from MacPorts)

You don't need this [1]

> 6. Archive::Zip for perl (from cpan)

You definietly don't need this.

> 7. GIT (http://code.google.com/p/git-osx-installer/)

You need this (unless you want to download hundreds of megabytes again
and again)

> 8. Mac OS X 10.4 SDK (from XCode install)

You need this.

> http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Install_Mac_OS_10.6.4_Dependencies

This isn't any better.

I wrote this so often already:

Using system hunspell on mac is stupid, no mac user will have hunspell
installed on the system. So compiling agains system version is the
same as disabling it.

Automake/autoconf, m4, coreutils, libgmp, iconv: All useless, not needed.

[1] You don't need /any/ external dependency unless you want to
compile mozilla/seamonkey from scratch (i.e. when not using

Then you /need/: libIDL and glib2 and gettext (and pkg-config for convenience).

All the other stuff is useless and not needed at all.

But you should get ccache as well, to speed up subsequent builds


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