[Libreoffice] Building libgsf on Mac absolutely necessary ?

Alexander Thurgood alex.thurgood at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 01:22:13 PDT 2011

Hi all,

Trying to build from master, and the build keeps failing in libgsf
(thumbnailer) to be precise.

The error :
Making all in thumbnailer
  CC     main.o
  CCLD   gsf-office-thumbnailer
make[2]: *** No rule to make target `gsf-office-thumbnailer.schemas',
needed by `all-am'.  Stop.

The lines in the makefile Makefile.in :

gsf_office_thumbnailer_SOURCES = \

schema_files = \

schemas = gsf-office-thumbnailer.schemas
schemadir = $(GCONF_SCHEMA_FILE_DIR)
@GCONF_SCHEMAS_INSTALL_TRUE at schema_DATA = $(schemas)


all: all-am

My understanding is that libgsf is a Gnome i/o abstraction library used
for reading/writing structured file formats, and it has several
extensions, one of which is the thumbnailer which produces thumbnails in
Nautilus with the Gnome FS, so why is it necessary on Mac ? Is it
because it is dependent on librsvg (which is also an external lib that
gets pulled in) for the build of LibO ?


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