Building LO from source

Ismet Bahadir ismetbahadir at
Fri Jun 12 05:59:43 UTC 2020

Thank you very much Tor,

Yes, I didn't know the terminology, so I trusted that you would 
understand :)

It takes over 5 hours to compile on my pc but I have a powerful machine 
with 64 cores and 128 GM ram. I think that will be faster.

I'll try and get back to you. But I still do not know why the extension 
successfully installs on Ubuntu but fails on Debian.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Tor Lillqvist" <tml at>
To: "Ismet Bahadir" <ismetbahadir at>
Cc: "Stephan Bergmann" <sbergman at>; "libreoffice-dev" 
<libreoffice at>
Sent: 12-Jun-20 8:55:57 AM
Subject: Re: Re[2]: Building LO from source

>>I think it's best to recompile the source from scratch with official 
>>packaging system.
>IMHO, as an outsider, only Debian's own way to package LibreOffice can 
>be said to be "official". It is *very* different from the way TDF 
>packages LibreOffice in the .deb format.
>>How can I exclude some of the apps such as "Draw"?
>Draw (and Writer, Calc, etc) are not "apps" as such IMHO but different 
>kinds of documents that the one same app, LibreOffice, manages using 
>the same soffice.bin process. But that is just terminology, we know 
>what you mean.
>>Is it possible that
>>each app has its own DEB installation file so that I won't be 
>>it if I skip its DEB file?
>That *is* exactly how the real Debian packages for LibreOffice are 
>structured. See Also 
>many (most?) other Linux distros, like Fedora for instance, split 
>LibreOffice into multiple packages, like libreoffice-core, 
>libreoffice-writer, libreoffice-calc, libreoffice-draw, etc.
>(As such, I don't think that it makes sense to split up LibreOffice 
>like that, I find it fairly pointless, old-fashioned and needlessly 
>complex, but then I am not a Linux zealot, I like macOS more. But just 
>ignore me here.)
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