wv-1.2.9

Introduction to wv

The wv package contains tools for reading information from an MS Word document.

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Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

wv Dependencies

Required

libgsf-1.14.49 and libpng-1.6.37

Optional

libwmf

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/wv

Installation of wv

Install wv by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&
make

This package does not have a testsuite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

Contents

Installed Programs: wvSummary and several other wv* programs which are deprecated in favour of abiword: see http://wvware.sourceforge.net/
Installed Library: libwv-1.2.so
Installed Directory: /usr/share/wv

Short Descriptions

wvSummary

displays the summary information from an MS Word document

libwv-1.2.so

provides functions to access MS Word documents