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LibreOffice 3.4.4

 Just released: Libreoffice 3.4.4. Please read the official announcement which tells us that “This is the fourth update to the stable version of LibreOffice. It contains only safe code fixes and translation updates, and is considered safe for production use“.


I have created some packages for you. Like the last time, there is the big “libreoffice” package containing all the modules and extensions, as well as US english language support (including a dictionary). Then there is the “libreoffice-mozplugin” package for those who want to be able to embed Office documents in their (Mozilla-compatible) browser window. And finally there are many language packs, containing the translated menus and help texts. Some of the language packs contain dictionaries too (german, british english, spanish, french, italian, dutch and  polish). You can of course download your own dictionary or other extensions at

I am contemplating another split-off. The KDE integration support is nice but has one glaring bug which has been around for ever and does not stand a big chance of getting fixed soon. Try moving the horizontal slider in a Calc spreadsheet when you are running KDE… your mouse will not be able to do it. It is trivial to split the four KDE support files into a separate package which allows you the choice of not installing it. I hesitate, because I want to keep the total amount of packages “small” (relative term, looking at all those language packs). I would only do this to alleviate the pain of KDE users. Do not think you can persuade me to split-off other things like extensions or the core components! Not going to happen.

Get the packages in the usual locations (all of the mirrors below also offer  rsync access):

Cheers, Eric



  1. Willy Sudiarto Raharjo

    I still don’t see 3.4.4 packages 🙂

  2. alienbob


    Updated the sources, forgot the packages…. I am going to upload them now to connie and taper.

    Thanks for reporting Willy !

    Cheers, Eric

  3. ??

    Thanks, alien 🙂

  4. Ellendhel

    Thank you so much!

    And just a little error: “many langiage packs” is mispelled.

  5. Jorge

    Thanks a lot for the new packages

  6. Alex

    Regarding the horizontal slider bug in KDE: I can move the slider, when I keep the small left button while I roll the marble of my trackball (Logitech Marble Mouse) to the right. I would assume, that pressing the middle mouse button or so would do the same for a conventional mouse.

    Cheers (and thanks, Eric!)


  7. Mike Langdon (mlangdn)

    Thanks for the upgrade!
    I too, can move the horizontal slider by using the scroll/middle button of the mouse. It actually moved once with the left button, but failed to move again on the second try. The middle worked fine for scrolling.

  8. gegechris99

    Thank you for very quick release of packages.

    Here also, the mouse wheel (i.e. middle button) enables me to move the horizontal slider while in KDE.

  9. Wild Wizard

    The slider bug is widget specific.

    If you go into System Settings -> Application Appearance
    and change the widget style to Plastique you will get working scroll bars in libreoffice and KDE still looks good.

  10. Jero

    Alien, whenever I try to open a document (text, calc, etc.) libreoffice is crashing at the beginning.

    With strace I’m getting this error:


    lstat64(“/usr/lib/libreoffice/basis3.4/program/”, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=3015364, …}) = 0
    — SIGSEGV (Segmentation fault) @ 0 (0) —
    +++ killed by SIGSEGV +++
    Segmentation fault

    I’m using slackware-current (changelog Fri Nov 11 18:58:21 UTC 2011) and kde 4.5.5 (default installation).

    Could you help ?

    Thanks in advance.

  11. Troy

    I actually have some problems with the libreoffice kde integration as well. See this bug for a description:

    With slackware+libreoffice+kde-integration+zotero3, it silently crashes. The Ubuntu solution is to remove the kde integration. I presume this would work for us as well. In this case, changing the widget theme does not solve the issue.

  12. Troy

    For the record, if anyone else has this issue, disabling kde integration solves the issue. To disable, go to the basis3.4/program directory and run
    # rm

  13. brainvision

    thanks!! 😉

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