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-7.5 platform.
Download MD5 sum: 8d9c41cff3a8fbef8d0c835c65600e65
Download size: 11 MB
Estimated disk space required: 648 MB (84 MB installed)
Estimated build time: 7.3 SBU
AbiWord Docs MD5 sum: 1.5 MB
AbiWord Docs size: ed73d0743a19eb85e46b59464e0ef2bb
Aiksaurus, dbus-glib-0.102, Evolution Data Server, gobject-introspection-1.38.0, GtkMathView, libchamplain, libgcrypt-1.6.1, libical-1.0, libsoup-2.44.2, libwmf, libwpd, libwpg, libwps, Link Grammar Parser, Loudmouth, Redland-1.0.17, 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:
patch -Np1 -i abiword-3.0.0-libgcrypt_1_6_0-1.patch && ./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-3.0.0.tar.gz && cd abiword-docs-3.0.0 && ./configure --prefix=/usr && make
and then, as the
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 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.
If you have xdg-utils-1.1.0-rc1 installed, you should run the xdg-icon-resource forceupdate --theme hicolor command, for the installed icon to be displayed in the menu item.
Last updated on 2014-02-26 13:47:01 -0800