[lfs-support] On how to build LibreOffice and save space (Was: A startup quesion)

Fernando de Oliveira famobr at yahoo.com.br
Sat Nov 24 07:12:44 PST 2012

I have "promoted" the title and am replying just to the sake of being
easier to find this thread in search engines by others seeking for help.

Also, I am cross-sending to blfs-support for the same motive.

Below, I try to make a summary of the main points.

--- Em sex, 23/11/12, Ken Moffat escreveu:

> De: Ken Moffat
> Assunto: Re: [lfs-support] A startup quesion
> Para: "LFS Support List"
> Data: Sexta-feira, 23 de Novembro de 2012, 22:54
> On Thu, Nov 22, 2012 at 03:26:31AM
> -0800, Fernando de Oliveira wrote:
> > --- Em qua, 21/11/12, Tobias Gasser escreveu:
> > 
> > > it's a pitty lo is not able to check the
> installed
> > > libraries. either you 
> > > use --with-system-xx (or as for librsvg
> --enable-xx=system)
> > > or lo will 
> > > build it's own package again! even better to check
> for
> > > installed 
> > > libraries first to avoid even the download - last
> time i
> > > counted, i 
> > > could save 30 out of 100 (as far as i remember
> nearly 200
> > > out of 500g).
> > 
> > That is true!
> > 
> > Thanks again, Tobias.
> > 
>  And thanks from me to both of you.  On my own
> first-time build, I
> seem to have used about 8GB (x86_64) with 677 MiB installed
> - still
> need to fine-tune some of the options, and to decide if I
> really
> want the languages I chose, but I've managed to overcome my
> dislike
> of enormous packages.
>  Shame it can't open .gnumeric and .abw files, and .xlsx
> files
> (saved by gnumeric) crash it, but if I save as .xls and .doc
> in
> gnumeric and abiword then it can open them.

ISTR to have tested opening created opendocs type files from either LO
to gnumeric or vice-versa, but some format, graphics or functions did
not display/work properly.

The main points of this discussion, describe in previous posts with the
old title were probably (these I remember while I am writing):

1. Many switches will decrease both build size and time. A very complete
set of switches was used by Tobias.

2. Also using the strip "snippet for stripping" from Tobias, install size
can be reduced by almost 1/4.

One doubt, though. In my case, would it be worth building the other
packages separately just for LO use, or better to let it build them
(worth in user/machine size and/or time spent)?


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