Call for help in MSI/DEB/RPM packaging for new help

Rene Engelhard rene at
Wed Mar 7 08:24:31 UTC 2018

On Tue, Mar 06, 2018 at 12:13:11PM -0300, Olivier Hallot wrote:
> I really need advise and help to proceed and build the necessary
> packages to replace the old help.
> It requires understanding of build process, makefiles and perl scripts
> in scp2/ module.
> The task looks simple: once the new help is built (--with-help=html),
> the help files are available in core/instdir/help/6.1 so it must take
> the 6.1/ folder and make a package, which is as simple as zipping it. Of
> course, replace '6.1' by %PRODUCTVERSION.
> Any collaboration or help here is welcome. Question on the task here or
> in #libreoffice-dev

Forgive my ignorance, maybe I am missing something - but if you did the scp2
stuff correctly (and defined the gid_*s correctly) the packaging should just
pick it up? I mean, there's already help packaging doing that packing up
the old help.

So it basically only boils down to scp2.

How did the stuff end up in instdir anyway? With scp2? Or via some
manual hackery?

That would also solve it automatically for distributions who use
make disto-pack-install (which is basically a make install with writing
the contents of the gid_*s to gid_* files on disk so one can use those
for splitting the packages appropriately)



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