First Steps With LibreOffice Online – Compilation

I compiled LibreOffice from source code several times and want to give also LibreOffice online a try. Thus I checked out the source code from the git repository first with:
git clone git://

I looked into the README file inside the new local git repository and got the information that I should look into the readme files inside the ‚wsd‘ and the ‚loleaflet‘ subdirectories. I started with the readme inside the wsd subdirectory.

This gave me the next step. Because I currently use the Linux distribution openSuSE Leap 42.2 I had to add another repository with zypper to the list with:

zypper ar

Next I installed some dependencies with:
zypper in poco-devel libcap-progs

Then I run inside the main directory the following commands (in this order):
– libtoolize
– aclocal
– automake –add-missing
– autoreconf
– autoheader

And then follows the run of configure. In my case I used:
./configure –enable-silent-rules –with-lokit-path=~/libreoffice/gerritgit/libreofficeonline/online/bundled/include –with-lo-path=~/libreoffice/gerritgit/libo/instdir –enable-debug

But that doesn’t work, because the path to the directories of the LibreOfficeKit header files and the LibreOffice installation are to long. I gave it another try, copied the headers and the installation to another directory with a shorter path and it works.

I could then compile LibreOffice online with make and the process runs as described in the README inside the subdirectory ‚wsd‘.