Building LO from source

Regis Perdreau regis.perdreau at
Fri Jun 12 06:22:06 UTC 2020

HI Ismet,
I can confirm (IMHO) that you can't exclude easily some part from LO, it's
not designed in this way...For example, Impress depends from Draw. You need
Calc to embed sheets in Writer, etc...
Have you set an autogen.input file to exclude the doxygen documentation
(--without-doxygen) ?...It takes ages on my computer to be generated.
On my computer, a ridiculous core I3-6100 8Go nowadays, it takes around 2h
to compile LO from scratch under Linux.


Régis Perdreau

Le ven. 12 juin 2020 à 07:59, Ismet Bahadir <ismetbahadir at> a
écrit :

> 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.
> Regards
> ------ 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 DEB
>> 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 installing
>> 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.)
> --tml
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