Bugfix packages for LibreOffice
Even with my most recent LibreOffice packages the bug had not been squashed which prevented documents from being saved with password protection. Applying a password would cause the file-save to fail with a “general input/output error” message.
There was a strong indication that this had something to do with NSS but the various distros where the same issue had been reported, appeared to have no more issues, with fixes having been added to the LibreOffice sources. But my Slackware packages were not fixed and no patching would help that.
Finally I discovered that my LibreOffice package built its own internal nss libraries, so I decided to explore the path which Slackware 14 has already stepped onto: I installed a mozilla-nss package on my Slackware 13.37 virtual machine. I changed the SlackBuild script to use the system nss library, waited many hours to let the compilatin finish and… I had the solution. When using the Slackware nss libraries, the password problem went away.
You should have no need for installing mozilla-nss on Slackware if you want to use LibreOffice. I am not even sure if it mozilla-nss was really required during compilation to fix this bug… in Slackware 13.37 the nss libraries are also provided by the seamonkey package. But, I did not want to spend yet another day of compiling in order to find out…
Before you rush off to download and install the new stuff, remember that the LibreOffice 3.6.2 packages are built on Slackware 13.37 but can be installed on Slackware 14 as well. In order to make this more obvious to people who do not read my blog, I have created “14.0″ symlinks in the LibreOffice package directories which point to “13.37″. If you find any issues on Slackware 14 please tell me.
Packages are available here (mirrors will catch up in the next 24 hours):
- http://slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ (master site)
- http://taper.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ (my own mirror)