[Libreoffice] [MacOS] Starting dev-install is hairy

James C james.from.wellington at gmail.com
Mon Jan 2 17:35:43 PST 2012

Hi Stephen,

Probably not.  There is currently no soffice in my path (as determined
by which), and I don't think I've ever put anything in /Applications
into the path, because the mechanism for starting those does not rely
on it.

What now strikes me as more likely is:
  - each process from each version of LibreOffice cooperates with
other processes, so that only one LO process is running
  - (probably) the cooperation extends across versions
  - I don't recall whether I got a window, or only a change of current
  - I may have had a change to an already-running process from the other version
  - (probably) closing that to retry enabled me to have the version I wanted

There is a better bodge for unix-like (rather than Mac-like) resource
discovery; applescript can do 'set <variable> to path to me', and
Automator can run pieces of applescript.  I don't know whether the
startup for an Xcode application can be a piece of applescript or not.


On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 11:38 PM, Stephan Bergmann <sbergman at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 12/22/2011 08:33 AM, James C wrote:
>>   - cd-ing into Contents/MacOS and running soffice, gives me
>> apparently the version installed in /Applications
> Did you call it as plain "soffice" (instead of "./soffice") so it picked the
> one from PATH?
> Stephan

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