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OOo has been ported to Linux ARM (armel) a while ago by Caolan McNamara. Creating a OOo for ARM just means building it. I did build it on Ubuntu 9.04 ARM, other distros may work as well ...


Ideally you have a fast ARM based machine, where you install the distro of choice, building OOo just as usual. Unfortunately I did not have any hardware, so I had to build by emulation.


User space QEMU vs. system QEMU.

User Space QEMU

To be able to utilize user space QEMU, we need the target distribution as a directory on the build system, so that we can enter it with "chroot". QEMU in system mode can than be booted on this file system with NFS root.

System QEMU

NFS root

Build times

jaunty with "coreutils bzip2 bash tcsh emdebian epm fastjar dpkg" 4:40

After Burner


Using user space QEMU combined with the Emdebian toolchain gives the shortest build times (~6H).

Build Issues

  • sal/typesconfig/typesconfig.c: had to patch away #ifdef ... || ARM32 (fix in cmcfixes56 where the actual correct alignments for real hardware is determined)
  • ICU needs to not be build with g++ 4.3: ... internal compiler error - used 4.2 instead (optimizing error - g++ 4.3.2 with -O0 works as well)
  • dpkg: error processing (--install):
package architecture (arm) does not match system (armel)
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