OpenOffice is an office suite, the open source sibling of StarOffice.
Download Mirrors (HTTP): http://download.openoffice.org/1.1.4/source.html
Download MD5 sum: 20c10db97865ae4c51dc827d668b8939
Download size: 214 MB (additional 11-13 MB for localized help content file)
Estimated disk space required: 3.1 GB (more if using localized help content)
Estimated build time: 75 SBU (longer if using localized help content)
Required patch for gcc-3.3.4: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/6.0/OOo_1.1.4-gcc33-1.patch
Required patch for use with NPTL: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/6.0/OOo_1.1.4-nptl-1.patch
Required patch if compiling with J2SDK-1.4.2: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/6.0/OOo_1.1.4-jdk_1.4.2_fix-1.patch
Required patch (Executable test is in /bin, not in /usr/bin): http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/6.0/OOo_1.1.4-test_bin_loc-1.patch
Optional patch if you wish to use the system freetype: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/6.0/OOo_1.1.4-freetype-1.patch
Optional patch if Linux-PAM-0.78 is not installed: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/downloads/6.0/OOo_1.1.4-no_pam-1.patch
General Polygon Clipper Library (Optional if libart_lgpl-2.3.16 is used): ftp://ftp.cs.man.ac.uk/pub/toby/gpc/gpc231.tar.Z
The source TAR ball only contains English language help. A localized help content file may be available at: http://ftp.services.openoffice.org/pub/OpenOffice.org/contrib/helpcontent/.
OpenOffice does not create a directory when you extract the TAR ball. Create a build directory and extract the source with the following commands:
mkdir OOo-build && cd OOo-build && tar -zxf ../OOo_1.1.4_source.tar.gz
Optionally, untar and move the gpc files, and apply the downloaded patches:
tar -zxf ../gpc231.tar.Z && mv gpc231/* external/gpc && rmdir gpc231 && for patch in ../OOo_1.1.4-*.patch do patch -Np1 -i $patch done
STLport looks for the c++ headers in the wrong location. Put a temporary symlink in place to satisfy STLport:
ln -sf /opt/gcc-3.3.4/include/c++/3.3.4 /usr/g++-v3
OpenOffice fails to build with gcc-3.4.1. Set your path to include gcc-3.3.4:
export PATH_HOLD=$PATH && export PATH=/opt/gcc-3.3.4/bin:$PATH
If you want to optimize the build, edit solenv/inc/unxlngi4.mk and add the desired optimization flags to the CFLAGSOPT variable. Some users have reported problems with -fomit-frame-pointer. The best option is to not use any custom optimizations. The following command removes an incorrect -mcpu option in the above file:
sed -i "s:\-mcpu=pentiumpro::" \ solenv/inc/unxlngi4.mk
Configure OpenOffice using the following commands. You may build install sets for specific languages based on your preferences. Supply a comma separated list to the --with-lang= switch. If a particular component is not available in the language of your choice, the default will be US English. If you need other languages, be sure to add ENUS to the list; otherwise the build will fail:
cd config_office/ && ./configure --with-lang=ENUS \ --with-dict=ENUS --without-fonts \ --enable-libsn --with-system-zlib \ --with-system-freetype && cd ..
OpenOffice fails to compile if umask is set to something exotic. The build can also fail if the LANG or LC_ALL environment variables are set. Use the following commands to change your environment accordingly:
umask 0022 && unset LANG LC_ALL
Compile OpenOffice using the following commands:
./bootstrap && bash -c "source LinuxIntelEnv.Set.sh; dmake"
If you have downloaded localized help content tgz files, you will need to untar them to the appropriate directory as shown below and then recreate the installation set:
for i in ../helpcontent_*_unix.tgz do tar -C solver/645/unxlngi4.pro/pck -zxf $i done && rm -rf instsetoo/unxlngi4.pro && bash -c "source LinuxIntelEnv.Set.sh ; dmake"
Install OpenOffice using the following commands to install the US English language set. To install a localized version, replace the 01 with the international telephone country code for your country:
cd instsetoo/unxlngi4.pro/01/normal && sed -i "s:^oo_home=.*:oo_home=openoffice:" install && ./install --prefix=/opt && for appl in sagenda scalc sdraw sfax simpress slabel sletter \ smaster smath smemo soffice spadmin svcard sweb swriter do ln -sf /opt/openoffice/program/$appl /usr/bin/$appl done
If you have installed desktop-file-utils-0.10 and use KDE, there is no furthur configuration necessary. If you use Gnome, you should copy the *.desktop files to /usr/share/applications with the following commands:
install -d /usr/share/applications -m 755 && cp /opt/openoffice/share/gnome/net/ooo645*.desktop \ /usr/share/applications/ && rename ooo645 ooo /usr/share/applications/ooo645*.desktop
Finally, return your environment to it's original state:
export PATH=$PATH_HOLD && rm -f /usr/g++-v3
mv ../gpc231/gpc.* external/gpc: Copy the gpc files to the appropriate location.
--with-lang=ENUS: Make install set for the US English language.
--with-dict=ENUS: Install dictionaries for the US English language.
--enable-libart: Use libart instead of gpc for polygon clipping.
--with-libsn: Use startup-notification.
--disable-java: Do not build components that need java.
--without-gpc: Do not use gpc. Removes polygon clipping capability.
--without-fonts: Do not install Bitstream Vera fonts since they are already bundled with X.
--with-system-curl: Use the system installed curl.
./bootstrap: Create packages required to bootstrap the build.
dmake: Compile the package.
sed -i "s:^oo_home=...: Remove version specific installation directory.
for appl in sagenda scalc sdraw sfax ...; do ...: Create links so that the package can be started from the command-line without changes to the existing path.
The OpenOffice package contains sagenda, scalc, sdraw, sfax, simpress, slabel, sletter, smaster, smath, smemo, soffice, spadmin, svcard, sweb, swriter, OpenOffice libraries and support utilities.
OpenOffice Printer Configuration. You may need to run this if you are having any printing problems.
Last updated on 2005-03-09 22:37:19 -0700