Art Clemons on 21 Jun 2014 17:06:53 -0700

[Date Prev] [Date Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: [PLUG] OpenOffice vs LibreOffice

On 06/20/2014 02:48 PM, Rich Freeman wrote:
I can see why a binary distro wouldn't want to update something like
glibc without a major release.  However, LibreOffice shouldn't really
have any reverse-dependencies.  So, I can't see why you'd hold it up
beyond what is necessary for testing (which is why Gentoo stable is
only on

I believe you're a gentoo user, libreoffice at least offers source. I haven't bothered trying recently, it's easier for me while running Slackware to just use a slackbuild script that produces a package from the Debian packages and be done with it, but I did successfully compile both LibreOffice when it first came out and OpenOffice when it was stagnating and not including what I then considered needed features like useful macro tools.

Needless to say, pay close attention to the documentation on how to build LibreOffice. I didn't and thought horrible thoughts about the project until I did read the docs.
Philadelphia Linux Users Group         --
Announcements -
General Discussion  --