Problem Building Libreoffice on Linux

Chris Sherlock chris.sherlock79 at
Sat Feb 20 03:52:45 UTC 2016

Is it worthwhile asking the RHEL guys to consider creating a Harfbuzz package?

From a comment in that bug I believe the only reason we now statically link Harfbuzz is because RHEL doesn't have a package. Previously we also did it was because of ABI stability issues, but these are apparently no longer a problem.


> On 19 Feb 2016, at 11:10 PM, Michael Stahl <mstahl at> wrote:
>> On 19.02.2016 10:10, Khaled Hosny wrote:
>>> On Thu, Feb 18, 2016 at 02:36:48PM +0100, Michael Stahl wrote:
>>>> On 18.02.2016 14:17, Khaled Hosny wrote:
>>>> I don’t think it is just the unit test that is failing, running the
>>>> application will most likely crash as well. Building with system
>>>> HarfBuzz should fix the issue, until a better fix is found.
>>> commit 549130ab5d9616f7eb5504db31546b386737ccb2 on master should
>>> hopefully fix the problem of VCL exporting conflicting hb_* symbols.
>>> Pranav please tell us if it still crashes.
>> This fixed the crash for me, it would be nice to backport this to other
>> active branches since it seems to affect anyone with a recent enough
>> system HarfBuzz.
> okay, great; meanwhile it landed in libreoffice-5-1 as commit
> c2f19cda2b0c0ecea69e57bb0ae9a364e939b729, and in libreoffice-5-0 as
> commit 395995f03dd640aee28767f6d920901d91dd3bee
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