How do you perform a partial build on macOS?

Michael Stahl mst at
Mon May 11 08:33:38 UTC 2020

On 10.05.20 20:44, Eivind Samseth wrote:
> Hello,
> I set up the build environment and successfully built the current master 
> and .app bundle
> Now I wanted to make a change to the Info.plist file to fix this bug:
> I’ve set up logerrit, created a new local branch, and edited 
> sysui/desktop/macos/
> However, how do I build the new .app bundle with this change?
> I tried to do do a partial rebuild of the sysui module:
> (base) EivindsMBP2015:core eivind$ make
> cd /Users/eivind/lode/dev/core/sysui && make -j 4 -rs build
> *[LOC]*top level modules: sysui
> *[BIN]*top level modules: sysui
> *[ALL]*top level modules: build-non-l10n-only build-l10n-only
> But that doesn’t seem to do anything or recreate the .app bundle
> I’m blindly following the wiki: 

"make" only works if you have done a complete build first, 
and it will update the content of "instdir/".

if you want to recreate the installation set in 
workdir/installation/..., you have to build the "instsetoo_native" 
module - likely that's required for the things in sysui module which are 
a bit special.

More information about the LibreOffice mailing list