Help compiling an idl for an Add-in

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at
Tue Nov 10 05:16:40 PST 2015

On 11/10/2015 01:53 PM, lucass wrote:
> I downloaded the rpm file on the official site and extracted it (using
> the file compression tool that comes with ubuntu).
> I couldn't make idlc work, but I think it was because my own lack of
> experience.
> When running idlc it complained about not finding .

For one, you need to configure the LO SDK before using it, by running 
its, see 
<>).  Did you do that?  If 
not, that is maybe also the reason why the Ubuntu-provided LO SDK does 
not work for you.

For another, a LO SDK should always be used in combination with a 
matching LO installation.  It is unwise and unsupported to use a LO SDK 
downloaded from together with a Ubuntu-provided LO 

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