Problem Building Libreoffice on Linux

David Tardon dtardon at
Sat Feb 20 09:03:07 UTC 2016


On Sat, Feb 20, 2016 at 02:52:45PM +1100, Chris Sherlock wrote:
> 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.

That would not help, even if it were likely to happen. Our builds do not
target RHEL-6 specifically, they just use RHEL-6 as a baseline. Any
other few years old linux system will likely either not have harfbuzz or
it will have an old incompatible version.


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