Ubuntu Build Instructions

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Documentation note.png Please add only Ubuntu-specifics here! Use the information on the Building Guide and only fall back to this document if you need help with Ubuntu-specifics (like package names).

Preparing to build Apache OpenOffice on Ubuntu

To get and build Apache OpenOffice you need some packages. You can get them with:

sudo apt-get install subversion g++ gcc bison flex libarchive-zip-perl libcups2-dev libpam0g-dev \
gperf libfreetype6-dev libxaw7-dev libfontconfig1-dev libxrandr-dev patch \
libgconf2-dev libgnomevfs2-dev ant libgtk2.0-dev junit junit4 libidl-dev liborbit2-dev

If you want to use the system provided libraries instead of building them for yourself you should get their development packages by running:

sudo apt-get install python-dev ccache libgraphite-dev \
libwpd-dev libxslt-dev libhunspell-dev libaltlinuxhyph-dev

The java package depends on your Ubuntu version:

For Ubuntu 9.10 ("Karmic Koala") and 10.04 ("Lucid Lynx") you must activate the "ubuntu lucid partner" archive in the software sources and run

sudo apt-get install sun-java6-jdk

For Ubuntu 11.04 and up please run

sudo apt-get install openjdk-6-jdk

To make sure that all packages are installed you could just simply run command:

sudo apt-get build-dep openoffice.org

Testing the Prerequisites

First download the source code:

svn co https://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/openoffice/trunk aoo

Then the configure step will help you to find out if all is there:

cd aoo/main
./configure --disable-mozilla --with-junit="/usr/share/java/junit4.jar"

For other options regarding mozilla code please see here.

Building Apache OpenOffice

Now that the Ubuntu specific prerequisites are met please follow the general Building Guide to continue. You might find the page Debug Build Problems interesting too.

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