Registration of LO extensions

Rene Engelhard rene at
Mon Oct 13 06:58:09 PDT 2014


On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 02:46:49PM +0200, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
> On 10/12/2014 03:42 PM, Sebastian Humenda wrote:
> >Rene Engelhard wrote:
> >>On Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 11:09:52AM +0100, Sebastian Humenda wrote:
> >>>I am trying to register an extension for Libreoffice. I unzipped the *.oxt-file
> >>>under /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/extensions/<extension>, but it seems not to be
> >>>recognized. Do I need to register the extension somehow or is Libreoffice
> >>>supposed to pick up all the extensions in this folder automatically? How could I
> >>It's supposed to pick it up automatically.
> The way it works in needToSyncRepository
> (desktop/source/deployment/misc/dp_misc.cxx) is to compare (LO's
> idea of) modification times of
> /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/extensions/ directory and
> ~/.config/libreoffice/4/user/extensions/bundled/lastsynchronized
> file. There is a dummy
> /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/extensions/package.txt file specifically
> intended to be manually touched whenever manually adding a bundled
> extension, for platforms where the directory's modification time
> would otherwise not necessarily be updated reliably, for one reason
> or other.

And installing any extension via package does that (the directory):

if [ "$1" = "triggered" ]; then
        for triggername in $2; do
                case "$triggername" in
                        # new "bundled" extensions (since 3.3)

where make_lo_sync_extensions is

make_lo_sync_extensions() {
        touch /usr/lib/libreoffice/share/extensions



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