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asked 2016-05-31 15:29:07 +0200

koalas gravatar image


I have a error when make run , have tou a idea


No. You make ME a sandwich.

Makefile:56: recipe for target 'check-if-root' failed make: * [check-if-root] Error 1

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answered 2018-09-05 15:18:58 +0200

noelgrandin gravatar image

Building LibreOffice as root is a very bad idea.

Besides it being a bad idea to be running as root, various things will not work properly, including various tests.

Log in as a regular user and build LibreOffice from there.

(Noting that the only people who have a semi-legitimate reason to do this are some packaging systems)

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answered 2018-09-05 21:56:31 +0200

Orkea's answer here:

Did the trick for me. Hope it works for you too.

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answered 2016-07-06 15:41:02 +0200

jagoadmin gravatar image

updated 2016-07-06 15:56:29 +0200

I got the same error, i tried it with make -i and it goes on under root account. Next i was creating a new folder for libreoffice, downloading source from https://download.documentfoundation.o... extracting with tar -xvf changing the owner of the extracted folder to a normal user with chown -R <username>:users <foldername> change from root to the other user, execute the "make" command - success !</foldername></username>

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That's not an answer as it doesn't offer a solution bu t merely a confirmation of the problem.

floris v gravatar imagefloris v ( 2018-09-05 15:28:50 +0200 )edit

answered 2018-09-05 15:31:21 +0200

floris v gravatar image

IMHO this isn't the place to discuss problems with compiling LibreOffice. Instead contact the developers.

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