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LibreOffice 5.0.4 for Slackware-current

libreoffce_logoMy christmas break has started! So there is finally time to finish some of the stuff that had been piling up. First thing to release is the new version of LibreOffice 5, because it is so fresh. Release 5.0.4 was announced yesterday on the Document Foundation blog. My virtual server I rent from HostUS gives me so much better speeds than my build server at home for RAM-hungry compilations like LibreOffice… I built my new packages in a third of the time it usually takes me. Plus, the server at home was free to work on Slackware Live Edition… more about that soon, in another post.

The Document Foundation statement about this release: “LibreOffice 5.0.4 is ready for enterprise level or large scale deployments, when backed by professional level 3 support from certified developers

The new LibreOffice 5.0.4 packages have again been compiled for users of Slackware-current only. I will soon find time to compile the latest LibreOffice 4 (to be precise: 4.4.7) for Slackware 14.1.


Get your packages from any of these sites (if you have a fast, uptodate and reliable mirror outside the US or UK I’d like to hear from you):

Cheers! Eric


  1. Eduardo

    Thank you Eric!!

  2. DKK

    bash-4.3# libreoffice
    /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

  3. DKK

    Sry forget to say , slacware current, latest your ktown, custom kernel 4.3.3
    Big thanks for all about slackware…

  4. alienbob

    DKK, you are not using my LibreOffice 5.0.4 package.

    live@darkstar:~$ ldd /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin |grep icu => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007f98c7275000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007f98c2bf9000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007f98bfece000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007f98beed2000)

  5. DKK

    I use your and only your packages :-), cant find what I mess up, frst updated ktown, then openoffice…
    bash-4.3# ldd /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin |grep icu => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007fd51a4bf000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007fd515e4d000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007fd513121000) => /usr/lib64/ (0x00007fd512125000) => not found => not found
    Thanks. I’ll try to resolve.

  6. DKK

    Remove last ktown, libreoffice, splackpkg clean-system, slackpkg install-new, upgrade to last ktown, install libreoffice and all work fine, what was reason, I don’t know… Thanks for all You do, and doing about linux and slackware.

  7. Ricardo J. Barberis

    And it’s on 14.1 too! \o/

    So far it’s working great, thanks Eric!

  8. E. Wayne Johnson

    Seasons Greetings from Beijing! A comment and a question.

    I tend to make very long slideshows with many large pictures and found trouble saving the file in L.O. 5 recently. Finally tracked it down to the fact that the Temporary files are saved in the /tmp directory and it was filling up with various stuff from installs, mail attachments, etc such that LO5 was blowing up. Changed the temporary file location and all is well but was highly disconcerting at first.

    I am experiencing some trouble with the creation of PDFs with the latest versions of LO5. Has anyone experienced anything similar and are there any suggestions? The graphics are distorted sometimes and sometimes there is an extraneous line present. Other times the picture is kaleidoscopically degenerated.

  9. alienbob

    Yes, many applications use /tmp or ${TMP} and when you have a too small partition created for a separate /tmp that can get painful.
    I had that once, and now I create /tmp partitions of at least 1 GB, preferably 2 GB.

  10. Didier Spaier

    Hi Eric,
    I was a bit surprised to see LibreOffice 5.0.4 proposed following a slackpkg upgrade-all as in slackpkgplus.conf I have set:
    And yes see it in this repo:

    Did you eventually decide to provide it for 14.1?

    I’ll wait for your answer before trying to install it.

    Cheers, Didier

  11. alienbob

    Yes I decided to skip 4.4.7 for Slackware 14.1 and went straight to 5.0.4. The ‘5’ release is considered stable enough by now.
    You can safely upgrade.

  12. Didier Spaier

    Now upgraded, thanks Eric.

    Oh, and I should have read the ChangeLog before writing the previous comment…

  13. Gauchao

    Eric, thank you very much for LibreOffice 5.04 for Slack 64 14.1 (I know this is not the right place to post it, but I could not let it go without thanking you). It is faster than the LO 4 series. Thank you and happy holidays!

  14. alienbob

    Hi Gauchao, this page is as good as any, since its topic is LibreOffice 5.0.4.

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