compile/install Libreoffice Writer only

jb jb.1234abcd at
Sun Oct 7 23:11:29 UTC 2012

Walter Hurry <walterhurry <at>> writes:

> ... 
> Yes, but libreoffice-common is essentially the whole thing; libreoffice-
> base, libreoffice-calc, libreoffice-draw, libreoffice-impress and 
> libreoffice-writer are (relatively) small front ends.
> To all intents and purposes, Polytropon is right.
> ...

Installed Size:
libreoffice-common    224.7 MB
libreoffice-base        7.2 MB
libreoffice-calc       17.9 MB
libreoffice-draw       48.0 KB
libreoffice-impress   732.0 KB
libreoffice-writer     11.2 MB
libreoffice-sdk        26.2 MB
libreoffice-sdk-doc   104.8 MB 
and not counting many other extensions.

It may be relevant saving perhaps 100 MB when you compose CD functionality,
and you want to offer Libreoffice Writer on it.

Besides that, there is always a chance that one can look into the splits more
deeply and discover that it can be done differently (better ?) and make
libreoffice-common leaner, and offer some more stuff as separate packages or
extensions packages.
Who knows what FB office boyz could do with it if they really wanted.

Anyway, the objective would be to be able to install each of components
individually, as needed.

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