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LibreOffice 5.1.2 for slackware-current

libreoffce_logoOn 7th of April, the Document Foundation released Libreoffice 5.1.2: “LibreOffice 5.1.2 is targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users. For more conservative users, and for enterprise deployments, TDF suggests the “still” version: LibreOffice 5.0.5“. Ah yes… my promise to build LO 5.0.5 packages for Slackware 14.1 has still not been fulfilled. Sorry folks, will see what I can do about that. But there is still some stuff which is ranking higher on my TODO list.


LibreOffice 5.1.2 is a minor update, focusing on bug fixes.

Packages can be obtained from these mirror sites and probably others too:

Cheers! Eric


  1. Mats Tegner

    LibreOffice Calc fails to start. It complains about a missing library. (

  2. alienbob

    Mats did you install this LibreOffice package on Slackware 14.1 per chance?
    I just checked on 64bit Slackware-current and localc starts fine here.

    Try this command to see what libraries you are missing:

    ldd /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/

    If you are on 32bit Slackware, omit the “64” from “lib64”.

  3. Mats Tegner

    Found it, I had upgraded boost to 1.60.0 was dependent on boost 1.59.0

  4. gordon

    Apr 7 2024 — just tried the libreoffice install last night.. on slackware 15 64 bit

    will not start.. i get the same error another got:

    line 187 “… oosplash: cannot execute binary file: exec format error
    line 187 “… oosplash: success

    uname -m

    • alienbob

      There are much more recent blogposts about LibreOffice than this one from 8 years ago. Also, these more recent pages not only mention the same error but also show the solution.

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