Compiling OpenOffice

I decided to upgrade to OpenOffice version 2 as I wanted to use oodraw to make some flowcharts. Emerging software on gentoo involves compiling it (though you can install binary package s if you really want) and OpenOffice weighs in at a hefty 150MB download. I think it will only finish compiling tomorrow morning. Meanwhile it does its best to entertain you

Use gcc33: ”
ccache: no
icecream: no
Checking for source packages in /usr/portage/distfiles
Looking for OOO_2_0_0-core.tar.bz2 … ok
Unpacking OO.o build tree – [ go make some tea ] …

After telling me it is not going to use icecream and giving me some time to make some tea it tells me…

Fixing unfortunate snafus

Thats good to know. I wouldn’t want to wake up in the morning to unfortunate snafus.

Ps. Happy New Year everyone.

Updated to Add: It is 11 in the morning now. Still compiling….. :)

3 Responses to “Compiling OpenOffice”

  1. Martey Says:

    Is there a reason that you are not using the binary package?

  2. Sameer Says:

    It is mostly all about USE flags (I like to keep gnome off my system)

    +curl -eds -gnome* -gtk* +java +kde -ldap -mozilla* -nas +xml2 +zlib

    and a little bit about CFLAGS

  3. Martey Says:

    The openoffice-bin package only has two USE flags: gnome and java. If you disabled the first, gnome-specific stuff would not be installed.

    I cannot help you with the CFLAGS stuff, though.

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