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Mr. Smiles
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:13 pm    Post subject: Install only parts of OpenOffice.org Reply with quote

Hello everyon! Before I say my question, I would like to say a few things. :) I'm new to this forum and Gentoo, and I really like this distro.

OK, now on to my question. I am not sure if this has already been asked here, so I will ask it. (I have searched the forums for similar questions, but none fit)

Is it possible to just install parts of OpenOffice.org? For example, if I just want to install Writer and Presenter and not any of the other things that come with OpenOffice, is there a way to only install these parts of OpenOffice? I was curious because I know the windows installer does allow the installation of only parts of OpenOffice.org.

Thanks in advance for the replies. :)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The code of openoffice is not modular by nature, so, when you compile it you will need to compile virtually everything to get -let's say- oowriter. Binary distros are different, since the program can be splitted into pieces once it is compiled, so, to pack each binary into a different package and the core in another one, is easy.

To make split ebuilds for the different oo components we would need to compile virtually all of openoffice -almost- to get each of the binaries, that would be a huge time waste. So, unless the code is modularized upstream, there is not much the gentoo devs can do. OO is a beast, and I doubt anyone will be wishing to dive into that huge amount of source code to manage to pack it into independent pieces, unless it is done upstream.

You might be interested in this thread:
https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-487803-postdays-0-postorder-asc-highlight-openoffice+oowriter-start-25.html
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Portage & Programming to Duplicate Threads.

See thread 6thpink posted.
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