Compiling Open Office under Debian

jim at jim at
Fri Mar 7 12:26:27 EST 2003

Um, heres a good place to explains how the build thingy works!! Is
anyone interested in porting to debian sparc sun4u?

>I got my hands on the source code for Open Office v 1.0.2, and want to
>compile it.  Following all the instructions I can get my hands on, I've
>managed to get what I can consider halfway through the compile before it
>The first question I have is, is there a way to clean the source back to
>original, similar to a "make dist-clean" when you are doing a kernel
>compile?  Would this have any bearing on why it is crashing after an initial

>attempt to compile the source?
>The second question, has anyone successfully done a CVS update of the source

>code?  CVS seems to freeze after doing two of the "modules".
>The third question, why does it barf?  Hopefully, the steps shown below will

>help someone to see where I may be going wrong.
>The situation:
>I'm running a Woody box, and install things as needed.  In this case, I've

>installed tcsh and a couple of other things that were specifically
>"required" by OO.
>1/ change to tcsh shell.
>2/ go to ./open_office_source/config_office and run ./configure
>3/ cd..
>4/ source LinuxIntelEnv.Set (as per instructions.)
>5/ execute ./bootstrap (again, as per instructions.)
>6/ wait for a while while dmake and some other things are built.
>7/ run dmake
>8/ Wait for dmake to compile lots of stuff (should take around 12 hours,
>according to notes on
>9/ get the following error ...
>Building project udm
>Making: ../../
>c++ -c -I. -I. -I../inc -I../../inc -I../../unx/inc -I../../

> -I/usr/local/src/oo_1.0.2_src/solver/641/
>-I/usr/local/src/oo_1.0.2_src/solenv/unxlngi3/inc -I
>/usr/local/src/oo_1.0.2_src/solenv/inc -I/usr/local/src/oo_1.0.2_src/res
>_src/solenv/inc/Xp31 -I/usr/local/java/jdk1.3.1_07/include
>ude -I/usr/X11R6/include     -I. -I../../res -I. -O2   -pipe -mpentiumpro
>or-scope -fpermissive -fexceptions  -frtti    -DLINUX -DUNX -DVCL -DGCC
>-DC295 -

>/steps.o /usr/local/src/oo_1.0.2_src/udm/source/udm/steps.cxx
>In file included from ../../inc/udm/impl_struct.hxx:73,
>                 from ../../inc/udm/entity.hxx:69,
>                 from ../../inc/udm/steps.hxx:69,
>                 from
>../../inc/udm/tt_struct.hxx:239: common_type called with uncommon member
>types (
>compiler error)
>dmake:  Error code 1, while making '../../'
>---* TG_SLO.MK *---
>ERROR: Error 65280 occurred while making
>dmake:  Error code 1, while making 'build_all'
>---* TG_SLO.MK *---
>Russell Weatherburn
>mailto:russell at
>Semper Fidelis

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