Is it possible to install only some parts of libreoffice?

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at
Thu Mar 3 08:42:17 UTC 2011

2011/3/3 Charlie Kester <corky1951 at>:
> On Wed 02 Mar 2011 at 15:06:52 PST Charlie Kester wrote:
>> I don't want or need all of the programs in the libreoffice suite.
>> In fact, the only reason I might install it is to get the presentation
>> program so I can work with PowerPoint files I occasionally download from
>> the web.  (There don't seem to be any workable, lighterweight
>> alternatives, as there are for .doc and .xls files.)
>> Would it be possible to provide some options to select which components
>> to install?  Or is the suite written in such a way that I have to
>> install the whole thing in order to get one piece?
> As often happens, asking the question got me thinking and I went to
> FreshPorts to see if I could find some alternatives to Impress that I
> didn't know about.  Found devel/present, which looks promising.  Poking
> around in the workdir, I see there's a gtk-based ppt viewer included.
> But I'd still like to know if it's possible to install only a few
> selected components from libreoffice, for the cases where I might need
> to do more than view an MSOffice file.
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It is not possible to install few selected component of libreoffice
currently, technically it should be possible, but I haven't find a
reliable way to do it yet.


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