AW: [EXTERN]-Re[6]: Building LO from source

Kalinowski, Julian julian.kalinowski at
Fri Jun 12 09:09:00 UTC 2020

Regarding your problem installing extensions, I remember having the same Error message when I enabled Java Debugging inside LO to debug extensions.
In Options – Advanced – Parameters (or similar, my UI is in german), I added some java parameters so I can attach a debugger (as described here:

When these options were set and I did NOT have a debugger attached, I got the same error message when trying to install an extension.
So you may check if there are JVM options set and remove them or attach a debugger and try installing your extension again.


Von: LibreOffice [mailto:libreoffice-bounces at] Im Auftrag von Ismet Bahadir
Gesendet: Freitag, 12. Juni 2020 08:42
An: Regis Perdreau <regis.perdreau at>; libreoffice-dev <libreoffice at>
Betreff: [EXTERN]-Re[6]: Building LO from source

Hi Regis,

I didn't use --without-doxygen option. I'll add this, hopefully, it will compile much faster.

The institution I'm giving LO is asking to remove some of the "apps" that they are not going to use. Those apps may stay in the compiled package, but I don't want users to see those apps. It's like installing MS Office with unchecking MS Access. The office software is still fully functional, but the users can't use or even see Access app. This is what I want to do with LO.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Regis Perdreau" <regis.perdreau at<mailto:regis.perdreau at>>
To: "libreoffice-dev" <libreoffice at<mailto:libreoffice at>>
Sent: 12-Jun-20 9:22:06 AM
Subject: Re: Re[4]: Building LO from source

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<mailto: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.


------ Original Message ------
From: "Tor Lillqvist" <tml at<mailto:tml at>>
To: "Ismet Bahadir" <ismetbahadir at<mailto:ismetbahadir at>>
Cc: "Stephan Bergmann" <sbergman at<mailto:sbergman at>>; "libreoffice-dev" <libreoffice at<mailto: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.)

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