Bug 43920 - Libre Office MacOS needs Zlib and Zip perl modules
Summary: Libre Office MacOS needs Zlib and Zip perl modules
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WWW (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Master old -3.6
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-12-18 00:35 UTC by James
Modified: 2011-12-21 22:36 UTC (History)
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Description James 2011-12-18 00:35:36 UTC
Hello All,

This page:
says that there is no step 2.

I disagree.  In order to configure, I had to:

Download Compress::Raw::Zlib from here:
unzip it in a build tree, and inside it:
perl Makefile.PL
(as root) make install

Download Archive::Zip.pm from here:
and do likewise.

Comment 1 Christian Lohmaier 2011-12-20 04:29:32 UTC
No, this definitely is not needed. When you get XCode as described, you are ready to build on Mac (with --disable-mozilla) only when on 10.4 you need newer version of make an unzip (as described on the page).

I suspect you got macports/fink/darwinports or whatever installed that mess up your build-environment.

on 10.4 system:
$ locate Zip.pm
$ locate Zlib.pm/System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.8.6/IO/Zlib.pm/System/Library/Perl/Extras/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level/Compress/Zlib.pm

Also LO is being  build on 10.5 and later systems without non-Apple-provided stuff (except for building mozilla, as also described on the dependencies page).

Thus worksforme.

Feel free to reopen if you can provide more details, but probably its faster/easier to join irc-channels or use the mailing-list to get you setup with a "proper" buildsystem.
Comment 2 James 2011-12-20 12:33:10 UTC
Hi Christian,

I've had macports, so let's assume I'm exercising a macports symptom.

For the benefit of future people with similar symptoms:

I am using MacOS 10.6.8.  My default perl is 5.8.9, contrary to the manual page, and I haven't worked out why yet.

locate finds the system-installed Zlib and Zip:

$ locate Zlib.pm
James-MacBook:perl5 jamescone$ locate Zip.pm

I have no idea why LO does not find the Zip and Zlib in Extras.

The software that I described installing, was installed into /opt/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.9/ and was found by LO.  I plan to tiptoe away and continue using it.

No further action.