OpenOffice Port – Raspbian Buster on Pi4 – a journey
October 20, 2020
Obtained aoo from git. However, different versions exist. Many errors during configure. Fixed a lot of packages. Decided to start fresh.
Documented this one.. as just started hacking at it for attempt 1. 1020
As of August 2019 – git clone https://gitbox.apache.org/repos/asf/openoffice.git
cd main/ ; autoconf ; ./configure <some-switches> ; ./bootstrap“
For this step, cd main/, run autoconf, then ./configure, then bootstrap.
Configure: dmake and epm
sudo ./configure --with-dmake-url=https://sourceforge.net/projects/oooextras.mirror/files/dmake-4.12.tar.bz2 --with-epm-url=https://sourceforge.net/projects/oooextras.mirror/files/epm-3.7.tar.gz
Get dll – Was not really happy about this part as my machine up until now had no dll – never needed any… so………….. not winning points from me here. In fact, wouldn’t fly if someone was “free” or with a “free” box. Maybe we can do something here. Get the dll by using the link here:
|unowinreg.dll||pre-built unowinreg.dll Required for building the ODK which is included in the build unless disabled. This file is required for non-Windows builds. Without this file, configure will try to set up cross-compiling with windows. NOTE: Not for windows. Required on all non-windows platforms. Download by directly saving unowinreg.dll into /main/external/unowinreg from the link provided above, or by using wget: cd $SRC/main && wget -O external/unowinreg/unowinreg.dll https://tools.openoffice.org/unowinreg_prebuild/680/unowinreg.dll|
wget -O main/external/unowinreg/unowinreg.dll http://tools.openoffice.org/unowinreg_prebuild/680/unowinreg.dll
Run configure again.
cd instsetoo_native && build –all
Stopping point 10-21
10-22: Attempt on a debian based on 64 arch… first.
Steps: autoconf and configure as above. immediately worked – then ./bootstrap.. no issues
First 7 hours no issues…
Next – failed on scripting
10-23, testers state snapshot of 4.1.8 working on debian 9 and 10.
10-24 – Anticipated install Debian 10 = closer to the raspbian version anyway.
December 4 – resume port –
Holiday break and moved – found pi4 under a bunch of stuff.
1. Check Pi is in pristine condition [x]
2. Located cables [x]
3. 128 gb drive for compilation [x]
Load Raspberry pi OS –
- Release date: December 2nd 2020
- Kernel version: 5.4
- Size: 2,949MB
Unzip…. not tar.gz – clunkity clunk clunk 2020-12-02-raspios-buster-armhf-full.img
dd if= of= progress=status
4. Upon successful completion make iso and share dev kit.