[sugar] Looking for source for libabiword

msevior@physics.unimelb.edu.au msevior
Sun Mar 25 01:53:46 EDT 2007

> I've been following the OLPC project for a while and would like to figure
> out a way to contribute.  After attending a couple sessions at the most
> recent PyCon, I've been trying to get Sugar up and running on my PowerPC
> (mac G4 laptop) running Ubuntu Edgy Eft.
> I've been able to get over several hurdles.  However, I'm now stuck.  It
> looks like AbiSource's CVS server is down (out of space).  I was able to
> get the source for their wv tool and convince the system to use it.
> However, it's now asking me to do the same thing with libabiword, but I
> can't find the source anywhere else.  Anyone have any pointers or a copy
> of the source lying around?  It's also trying to down load 'abi', but I
> think I have the source for that from the abiword source tarball.
> In case it's interesting to anyone, here's the CVS command that's failing
> for me:
> cvs -z3 -q -d :pserver:anoncvs at anoncvs.abisource.com:/cvsroot checkout -P
> -A -d libabiword abi

Hi Nathan,
          The dns description for abisource has changed recently so that
might why you experienced some problems. That is over now so it
should be alright for now on.

          libabiword is built from the cvs module abi.

You can get it with:

cvs -z3 -q -d :pserver:anoncvs at anoncvs.abisource.com:/cvsroot checkout  abi

I think.

Tnen pass the following parameters to the configure line

configure --prefix/MyPrefix/ --enable-libabiword


make install

With make a libabiword and abiword-2.5.pc

More instructions here:




> Thanks,
> -Nathan
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