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Re: OpenOffice.org new unstable packages available for testing


Actually you can technically use gcc 2.95.X and later with OOo
under PPC Linux but I build with gcc 3.1.1 or later due to bug fixes
and things that are needed.

I do not recommend building with gcc 3.0.X under PPC Linux at all.

But the bridge code and things still exist if someone wants to try
building with gcc 2.95.4 but since neither Jan or I build with that
gcc version anymore, you might run into some build difficulties
that you would have to work around.

You can also simply use the pre-built OOo 1.0.1 binary available
directly from the OOodownload page in a section with locations
for ppc links (check out penguinppc.org for example).

That binary should install and work well on Debian as it does on
most other PPC Linux distributions but please note it does not have
Debian specific packaging changes in it.


On Monday, November 11, 2002, at 08:15 AM, Jan-Hendrik Palic wrote:

Hi ..

Any plans to backport to Woody?
This version brings a lot of bug corrections that affect also Woody.
I now have machines with enough disk space and power to compile it
myself, but this version is not "buildable" as such.

It is :) ...

I got a successfully build for PPC .. (but with newer binutils/gcc)

I'm trying to do it myself, but I run into some (small) problems:
- why is a newer debhelper version needed? (is it really needed?)

because debhelper has a bug, which makes OOo unpackageble ...

- do we really have to backport g++-3.2 to Woody, or is there another

for PPC yes! Upstream dropped the support for older gcc on linux-ppc as
gcc-3.1.1. On Intel we can use the gcc-3.0 from, I think!

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Kevin B. Hendricks
Associate Professor of Operations and Information Technology
Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario
London Ontario, CANADA  N6A 3K7

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