AbiWord is a word processor which is useful for writing reports, letters and other formatted documents.
This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.
Download MD5 sum: 62e59bea4279c7ec48de8824aea8dc58
Download size: 10 MB
Estimated disk space required: 1.8 GB (160 MB installed)
Estimated build time: 6.6 SBU
AbiWord Docs MD5 sum: 1.4 MB
AbiWord Docs size: 4e694a7ba6bf8294b3498118f2b6eb27
Aiksaurus, dbus-glib-0.100.2, Evolution Data Server, gobject-introspection-1.36.0, GtkMathView, libchamplain, libgcrypt-1.5.3, libical-1.0, libsoup-2.42.2, libwmf, libwpd, libwpg, libwps, Link Grammar Parser, Loudmouth, Redland-1.0.16, Telepathy GLib, OTS Psiconv, and Valgrind
To enable many of the optional dependencies, review the information from ./configure --help for the necessary switches you must pass to the configure script.
Install AbiWord by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
This program does not come with a functional test suite.
Now, as the
If you wish to install the local help files, untar and build them first
tar -xf ../abiword-docs-2.9.4.tar.gz && cd abiword-docs-2.9.4 && ./configure --prefix=/usr && make
and then, as the
This switch disables Telepathy
Colab backend which causes build to fail when using recent versions
of Telepathy GLib.
switch disables AbiWord
Evolution Data Server support
which is known to fail when using recent versions of Evolution Data Server.
--enable-plugins="collab openxml goffice
grammar": Build some or all of the collab plugins. The
openxml plugin enables Abiword to
open some .docx files. The grammar plugin requires Link Grammar
Choose the right template for your language and locale from the list produced by the following command:
Create the folder
~/.AbiSuite/templates then copy the
normal.awt you want into it:
install -v -m750 -d ~/.AbiSuite/templates && install -v -m640 /usr/share/abiword-2.9/templates/normal.awt-
the above command to fit the name of the file you want.
If you are using multiple languages, you may need to edit the template to use a font with greater coverage (e.g. one of the DejaVu fonts), because Abiword does not use fontconfig and can only display glyphs that are provided in the chosen font.
If you have desktop-file-utils-0.22 installed, you should run the update-desktop-database command to update the mimeinfo cache and allow the Help system to work.
Last updated on 2013-09-06 17:59:05 -0700