Libre Office 6.4.4 packages available for slackware-current

The Document Foundation released the latest version of LibreOffice (6.4.4) yesterday, and I compiled a set of packages for Slackware -current. Unfortunately Slackware 14.2 is stuck at LibreOffice 6.2.x because newer source releases can not compile against the old libraries of our stable platform anymore).
Get the packages – as usual – from my own server or one of its mirrors; https://slackware.nl/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ (rsync://slackware.nl/mirrors/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/) or https://slackware.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ (rsync://slackware.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/)

I will repeat my message from earlier posts about using my LibreOffice on Slackware: among the packages for LibreOffice that are targeting Slackware-current, you will find a “libreoffice-kde-integration” package which adds Qt5 and KDE5 (aka Plasma5) support to the LibreOffice suite.
If you run Slackware-current but do not have KDE5 packages installed at all, don’t worry. LibreOffice will work great – the KDE integration package just will not add anything useful for you. On the other hand, if you have Plasma5 installed you will benefit from native file selection dialog windows and other integration features. And even if you do not have Plasma5 but you do have Qt5 installed, then you will be able to run LibreOffice with Qt5 User Interface elements instead of defaulting to GTK3.
Note that the libreoffice package installs a profile script for bash and csh compatible shells into /etc/profile.d/ which you can edit to force a particular widget set for the LibreOffice User Interface if you are not happy with the default choice LibreOffice makes.

If you want to compile LibreOffice 6.4.4 packages yourself using my SlackBuild script, then be aware that by default the KDE5 support is disabled. This will of course change when KDE Plasma5 becomes part of Slackware. You will have to set the value of the script parameter “ADD_KDE5” to “YES” for now. Additionally you will have to install the packages that this functionality depends on otherwise the compilation will fail.
Read the ‘README.kde5‘ file in the source directory for the list of packages you’ll need. All of the required packages can be  found in my ‘ktown’ repository: https://slackware.nl/alien-kde/current/latest/

Enjoy! Eric

12 thoughts on “Libre Office 6.4.4 packages available for slackware-current

  1. Thanks, Eric!
    I really enjoy the LibreOffice packages (as well as most of the others you maintain). Works great fro me.




  2. I wanted to point out about LibreOffice 6.2.8 on Slackware 14.2 that, despite this

    “Unfortunately Slackware 14.2 is stuck at LibreOffice 6.2.x because newer source releases can not compile against the old libraries of our stable platform anymore).”

    It is still fully usable for me without problems. I am missing bugfixes and new features, but that hasn’t impacted me yet.

    What I am doing is keeping an eye on LibreOffice security advisories. There is one security advisory now that doesn’t impact me. If one comes up that impacts me before Slackware 15 comes out, I see several options: to either not use LibreOffice until Slackware 15 (don’t want to do that), move to Slackware -current, or start using the AppImage.

    LibreOffice security advisories
    https://www.libreoffice.org/about-us/security/advisories/

    Thanks again for your LibreOffice packages, including ones you can’t update anymore.

    TKS



  3. Thank you also for the new kde 5_20.05. It seems that deps/cryfs and kde/applications/step need to be recompiled (for boost).
    There are also 2 new packages : deps/libqalculate and kde/applications-extra/kid3


    1. Yes, please install boost-compat from my repository to overcome library linking issues with cryfs. This has been my final ktown update until Slackware 15.0 sees the light of day. If Pat adds Plasma5 to slackware-current, that would be really nice.

      And if he releases Slackware 15.0 someday, I will probably pick up my ktown releases because I anticipate that Pat is not going to stick with these killing monthly cycles.


      1. I have recompiled the two programs without any problem. No library “not found” with boost-1.73 only.


        1. The step package was compiled (along with all the other frameworks/plasma/applications packages) against the latest boost, and no older boost library was present. And step works fine here on a computer without boost-compat installed.
          I do not understand why it has a dependency against an older boost for you.



          1. You are right, ‘step’ did comply about libqalculate not found (I dit not install it immediately, I did only upgrade the old packages)



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