Open Office and Java in XO 1.75 frozen repos

Martin Langhoff martin at
Wed Feb 15 07:57:31 EST 2012

When we put together the 'frozen repos' for 11.3.x, openoffice, java, and
some of their dependencies were not yet compiled on ARM. So they aren't

So where for XO-1 and XO-1.5 all you need to do is add the packages to the
package list, for 1.75 you need to take an additional step: preparing a
local repository.

On an XO, use yumdownloader --resolve to fetch the relevant RPMs, and use
them to create a local repo in the buider. Recipe at:

This extra step is only relevant for 11.3.x series. Next release cycle
we'll be able to count on a fully build Fedora repository, with ARM being
"just another architecture".


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