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May 2019
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Libre Office 6.2.3 packages available

I built and uploaded new packages for LibreOffice 6.2.3. A rebuild for Slackware-current was needed anyway because of the recent boost upgrade in -current, but I assume everyone knows that my boost-compat package will help you with the need for older library versions.

The 6.2.3 release was just over a week ago, but I have not feeling well for a while and things move a lot slower these days. Updates will no longer have the same frequency I am afraid.
Anyway, building on Slackware-current kept failing with gpgme related errors, until I remembered that I had issues with gpgme in the past. The kdepimlibs package in Slackware contains several gpgme++ header files that are also part of the gpgme package, but they are not compatible. Even with the ChangeLog.txt entry Pat wrote on 29 March “kde/kdepimlibs-4.14.10-x86_64-7.txz: Rebuilt. Recompiled to pull in new gpgme++ header files.“, the headers in kdepimlibs are still wrong. A re-install of the gpgme package fixed the compilation of LibreOffice.

Packages are available for Slackware 14.2 and -current from the usual locations. I chose not to upgrade the Slackware 14.2 package to 6.1.5 this time; hopefully the newer code in 6.2.3 is mature enough after three iterations.


Comment from Thomas
Posted: April 28, 2019 at 15:09

Thanks for your packages. It doesn’t matter if updates are not done quickly, your health comes first. Go easy, take the rest you need and don’t worry about updates.
Have a nice day!

Comment from cwizardone
Posted: April 28, 2019 at 15:57

Many thanks for the package. Greatly appreciated!
Get well soon!

Comment from Eduardo
Posted: April 28, 2019 at 19:52

Hi Eric, thanks for these packages. Downloading now.
Hope you can get and feel better soon. I second what Thomas said. Thanks again!

Comment from Gerard Lally
Posted: April 29, 2019 at 00:54

Time to enjoy the outdoors with your son, perhaps? More Vitamin D and less screen time? I was diagnosed with diabetes recently, and health problems at 52 are much harder to deal with and tolerate than health problems at 25. Good luck, anyway. Hope it’s not serious.

Comment from Eduardo
Posted: April 29, 2019 at 04:32

Hi Eric, just to confirm that the LO packages run smoothly here. Thanks!

Comment from Jen
Posted: April 29, 2019 at 05:40

Thanks for the update! Hope you feel better!

Comment from Oleg
Posted: April 29, 2019 at 09:59

Thanks for your work.

PS. do you plan to build new version of KDE Plasma?

Comment from Olga
Posted: April 29, 2019 at 14:56

Set priorities, enjoy your job at ASML, Congrats!, and do not burn yourself. Get well soon!

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Posted: April 29, 2019 at 19:20

[…] Libre Office 6.2.3 packages available […]

Comment from Fellype
Posted: April 30, 2019 at 15:23

Thank you very much Eric.
LO 6.2 series fixes some old and boring bugs.
An observation here: LO 6.2.3 starts faster than 6.1.4. Very good 🙂
Best regards

Comment from Dmitry
Posted: May 1, 2019 at 07:35

Hello, thanks for the great job you a doing.

I’d like to ask you to fix the certificate problem on

With best regard, Dmitry

Comment from Ricardo
Posted: May 3, 2019 at 02:28

Dmitry, itself has instructions to solve that issue on your part:


Comment from Mike Langdon
Posted: May 4, 2019 at 05:28

Thanks Eric for the packages! We have been camping for the past two weeks and were totally disconnected. Wowsers…..

Comment from alienbob
Posted: May 5, 2019 at 23:42

Hi Olga, thanks for the encouragement.
Long time no see… Hope you are doing well.

Comment from chrisretusn
Posted: May 7, 2019 at 12:45

Thanks Eric. I know you have priorities, health should be number one. Hope your feeling better by now. Take care!

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