LibeOffice on the workbench

  • Posted on: 7 January 2016
  • By: tomww

[Update 20160107] LibreOffice is ready, go to

Hi friends of SFE!

Currently I work on Libreoffice to get the fixes for CVEs.

It is not a simple recompile, over the time I discover flaws in what the LO-build system produces.
For instance lots of libraries (*.so) use symbols form the boost_system library, but the makefiles aren't adding the needed switches /-lboot_system) to include the library...

I try to fix that in a generic way, so that next updates of LO are fixed automatically in the build process.

The packages will work on Solaris 11.3 (Update your system!) and planned is OpenIndiana Hipster (version we'll see).

If you want LibreOffice4 on another OS-Distro Version (e.g. Solaris 11.2 or OpenIndiana OI151a9), then you *NEED* to drop me a note. I will definitly not invest time in a package where no users are sending in requests! You can email me on (sfepackages) at g mail dot com. (If you can use use
a Solarish system propperly, I'm sure you can assemble the correct email address syntax!)

PS: I'll be ad FOSDEM end of January in Bruessels, so if you are from the LibreOffice team, use ZFS or Illumos based Solarish system, I would be happy to have a chat about what you use your systems for or which packages you would like to see. New Maintainers are always very welcome and always get a comprehensive introduction by me or the other maintainers to have an easy start!