LibreOffice AppImage Helper -
LibreOffice AppImage Helper is an enhanced Python porting from previous work from Antonio Faccioli. It helps building a LibreOffice AppImage from officially released .deb files with some options.
Installing the package
You can install (since version 1.3.2) the tool directly from PyPI:
$ pip install loaih
See the PyPI package page for more info.
Alternatively, you can easily install the package via the compiled wheel in the
Releases page. Once downloaded, you can
install the utility with
$ pip install ./loaih-*.whl
You can also clone the repository and build the app yourself, which is as easy as:
$ pip install wheel $ git clone https://git.libreitalia.org/libreitalia/loaih.git $ cd loaih $ python setup.py bdist_wheel $ pip install dist/loaih*.whl
Using the package
The package will install a single command,
loaih, which should help you
build your own version of the AppImage. Here's some usage scenarios.
Getting options and help
You can ask the app some information on how you can use it:
$ loaih --help $ loaih getversion --help $ loaih build --help
Finding metadata on a specific version
You can use the command
getversion and a specific query:
$ loaih getversion fresh $ loaih getversion still
Building a one-time AppImage
You can build yourself an AppImage with specific options:
$ loaih build -C -a x86_64 -l it -r . -o fresh
This will build an AppImage for the latest "Fresh" version, built for 64-bit operating systems, with Italian as the only language, with Offline Help, signed and updatable in the current folder.
For other build options, please see
loaih build --help which should be
Batch building of a set of AppImages
This is less documented, but if the query parameter to the
is a YAML file (see references of it in the repository), this will loop
through the various options and create a complete set of builds based on some
$ loaih build fresh.yml
This is the main way the community builds found at the LibreOffice AppImage Repository are produced.