[Libreoffice] Kicking off 3rdparty packages

Rene Engelhard rene at debian.org
Sat Jan 29 07:59:27 PST 2011


On Sat, Jan 29, 2011 at 08:36:35AM -0700, Tor Lillqvist wrote:
> > it ships own copies of dozens of standard 3rd-party packages,
> "standard" from the viewpoint of up-to-date Linux distros, that is. Don't forget that LibreOffice is supposed to run also on not-so-up-to-date Linux installations. (As far as I know, the generic Linux build of LibreOffice is, or am I confusing with go-oo times?)

Nah, there's also various internal libs so old that they were even outdated
years ago (zlib for example)

> And then there is Windows.

Which we can ignore for not requring external libs on Linux :)

> In general, isn't a LibreOffice purpose-built for some modern Linux distro *already* using the system copies of these libraries, not its own copies?

If it's possible and the distro cares, yes.


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