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Is it possible to compile LibreOffice for ARM computers running Linux? [closed]

asked 2013-04-04 07:56:22 +0100

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updated 2014-06-20 22:13:12 +0100

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Is it possible to cross compile LibreOffice for my Arm based board, running Linux kernel.

Is there any guide available for this.

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answered 2013-04-04 20:37:31 +0100

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updated 2013-04-06 07:03:00 +0100

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Try this two wikis

(https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Windows_Build_Dependencies) and

(https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Native_Build).

But I think you need also a C++ compiler for ARM and compatible with MSC++ 2008.

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@horst -- is @Sumit building on windows?

qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-04-06 07:07:56 +0100 )edit

@qubit: No but it also contains links to linux and OSX.

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2013-04-06 19:01:47 +0100 )edit
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answered 2013-04-06 12:26:27 +0100

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updated 2013-04-06 12:42:37 +0100

First check if the linux distro you are using or it's community doesn't already have a build

The Debian community apparently already has a working ARM build of OpenOffice. http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/users/msg21153.html

The debs for Rasbian are here http://archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/libr/libreoffice/

and its also on the Raspberry Pi app store, but I think that is just a fancy front end for the Raspian repository.

I can't find their sources, so that's not much use if you are not using Raspian on a Pi, but being Debian based they will have sources available.

This thread from the Arch forums might be helpful http://archlinuxarm.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2989

As might this Slackware thread https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/does-anybody-have-a-slackbuild-for-libre-office-arm-935880/ , although they don't appear to have built it successfully.

From what I recall a working OpenJDK install and Apache Ant is also still required to build 3.6 .I'm not sure if this still applies to Libreoffice 4.0 . OpenJDK can apparently be a bit of a bear to build on ARM if you don't already have a working build for your distro.

This page should be more useful than the windows build dependacies above

https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Linux_Build_Dependencies

This info from the OpenOffice Wiki should still be relevant http://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/ARM

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