[blfs-support] Libreoffice problem

Ken Moffat zarniwhoop at ntlworld.com
Tue May 14 10:06:19 PDT 2013

On Mon, May 13, 2013 at 12:55:55AM +0200, Jean-Philippe MENGUAL wrote:
> Hi,
> While I build libreoffice with blfs, I get:
> [build CUT] sfx2_metadatable 
> [build CUT] sot_test_sot 
> [build CUT] starmath_qa_cppunit 
> [build CUT] svl_lngmisc 
> [build CUT] tools_test 
> [build CUT] vcl_filters_test 
> No fonts could be found on the system.
>  Error: a unit test failed, please do one of:
> What kind of fix is possible (what package should work? etc.)?

 When I first built libreoffice [ ] it installed Liberation
fonts and used that as the default (I know Armin has a Times font as
his default, so the default is apparently not set in stone).  For
all my subsequent builds I decided to install the font along with my
regular fonts and have had no problems - my most recent builds were using '--without-fonts'.

 https://fedorahosted.org/liberation-fonts/ will take you to the
page for these fonts - you want liberation-fonts-ttf-2.00.1.tar.gz

> Otherwise, how
> can I disable test test? Should I restart from scratch the build? Or can I
> restart from this point after fix?
> On google it seems I have to add a font; but what font? where?

 Ah, you too have read

 For me, installing all the ttf files from Liberation into a
directory under /usr/share/fonts, followed by running fc-cache,
makes the fonts available everywhere.

 Unfortunately, the LO build system has changed, but most wiki docs
have not caught up with LO-4.  Because it takes so long to build, I
suggest you install the font(s) [ there are mono, sans, serif
variants ] and then rerunning 'make'.

das eine Mal als Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce

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