Openoffice 1.1 not building

Adam Weinberger adamw at
Fri Feb 20 21:10:57 PST 2004

>> (02.20.2004 @ 2354 PST): Kris Kennaway said, in 1.6K: <<
> On Sat, Feb 21, 2004 at 03:39:54PM +1100, Gautam Gopalakrishnan wrote:
> > On Fri, 20 Feb 2004 19:53:40 -0800
> > Kris Kennaway <kris at> wrote:
> > > 
> > > That's completely wrong, USE_GCC is not to be set by the user.
> > > 
> > > Unfortunately for your problem, I think the Openffice maintainers are
> > > inactive at the moment (at least, I haven't heard from them in several
> > > weeks about an unrelated problem with the ports).
> > 
> > Well, bento seems to build openoffice fine (at least it's not reported
> > as a broken build)
> >
> Nope, it doesn't build on bento because dependencies (jdk) currently
> do not build.  The last time I was able to attempt it (sometime last
> year) the OO build itself was broken.
>> end of "Re: Openoffice 1.1 not building" from Kris Kennaway <<

I just feel that it's worth reiterating that I have identified the cause
of the build failure. One of the patches in files/ (patch-config_office)
tells the build to link against -lc_r on 5.X. Changing that behaviour to
-lpthread fixes the problem.

I've been unable to make any headway on getting openoffice@ to agree to
fix this problem, with something about it would have to go to the
openoffice authors..... to fix a FreeBSD-supplied patch.......

I gave up. But, the OO build *is* fixable, but it's up to the users to
apply the fix themselves, I guess.

# Adam

Adam Weinberger
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