[Libreoffice] Building libgsf on Mac absolutely necessary ?

Christian Lohmaier lohmaier+libreoffice at googlemail.com
Fri Jun 17 04:51:27 PDT 2011

Hi Alexander, *,

On Sun, Jun 5, 2011 at 10:22 AM, Alexander Thurgood
<alex.thurgood at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.

That's another case of "poisoned" environment. You got stuff from
macports/fink/... installed that causes this.

In a "clean" environment, i.e. stuff from XCode and nothing else
unless you manually compiled, you would get

checking for gconftool-2... no
configure: WARNING: thumbnailer will not be built, unable to find gconftool-2

And it wouldn't even attempt to build it.

So disable macports/fink/... when building LO.


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