OpenSUSE Build Instructions

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About openSUSE

openSUSE project is a worldwide community program sponsored by Novell that promotes the use of Linux everywhere. The program provides anyone with free and easy access to SUSE Linux.

Build Instructions

The build procedure is the same as for other Linux systems.

Missing devel packages

The default openSUSE installation media do not include all the needed packages because of CD/DVD space limitation. The missing -devel packages, necessary to build OOo, are available via the full online installation sources at many mirrors. It is enough to add the respective installation source into YaST, for example::

The corresponding repositories at the primary site are:

Some notes:

  • The installation sources are quite big (provide packages for all architectures), and it takes a while until they are loaded. They are also quite memory demanding :-(
  • The missing packages can also be found at
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