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LibreOffice 5.1.4 (bugfix release)

libreoffce_logoThe Document Foundation released Libreoffice 5.1.4 on June 23, but I was kept busy with preparing my own packaging and scripting stuff for the release of Slackware 14.2. In addition, a new release of Plasma (5.7) is near, for which I promised a Live ISO to be available on July 5.
Still, I thought new packages were needed after someone pointed out that there is a CVE associated with the 5.1.4 release because it fixes a security bug:  CVE-2016-4324. Therefore I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Slackware (14.2 and -current) packages for LibreOffice 5.1.4.
According to the announcement this LO release is “targeted at individual users and enterprise deployments. Users of previous LibreOffice releases should start planning the update to the new version“.



LibreOffice 5.1.4 is otherwise a minor update, focusing on bug fixes.

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

Cheers! Eric

PS: for those who had not noticed: the LibreOffice browser plugin (NPAPI based) has been removed in 4.4.0:


Comment from cwizardone
Posted: July 3, 2016 at 17:45

Many thanks!
Greatly appreciated!

Comment from kjhambrick
Posted: July 4, 2016 at 11:53

Upgraded yesterday.

Have been using calc for a work project.

Works fine, looks good, results are compatible with Office 2010.

Thanks Eric !

— kjh

Comment from Mike Langdon
Posted: July 4, 2016 at 13:51

Thanks Eric! Now take a good, long, holiday!

Comment from John Yost
Posted: July 4, 2016 at 16:49

When building with 14.2 is the requirement to removepkg glew still valid?
Thanks and great work

Comment from alienbob
Posted: July 4, 2016 at 16:59

John, I do not removepkg glew anymore.

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Posted: July 5, 2016 at 15:30

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Comment from gegechris99
Posted: July 5, 2016 at 19:25

Thanks for keeping us up-to-date with LO.

Comment from gorson
Posted: July 7, 2016 at 23:54

hello eric. thanks for your work in slackware. im using slackware many years but im not an advanced user. i use kde and im wating slackware 15 with plasma 5 that i undertand you had done in slackware-curent. this question is not about libreoffice (sorry) . how can i enable the buttons “shutdown” for normal users, i just have enebled close session button in xfce…

Comment from Paweł
Posted: July 18, 2016 at 10:00

Hello Erick,
thanks for packages. However I found a problem with dictionary for pl_PL. It seems that libre cannot find it.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: July 19, 2016 at 14:25

Hi Pawel, the dictionary package “pl” is present in the package directory, if you install that, you are unable to use it?

Comment from alienbob
Posted: July 19, 2016 at 14:28

gorson if your question is not about LibreOffice why are you posting here? There’s plenty of other more to-the-point articles where you could have asked this, including the all-too-obvious “Your Feedback” page of this blog.
Also your question is a generic Slackware question, not related to any of the “3rd party” stuff that I make available for Slackware (please note that there is no such thing as a “slackware 15”) so I think that your question is more suited for the Slackware forum on

Comment from Andrey
Posted: July 19, 2016 at 14:54

Many thanks Eric! Great job!
A little drawback: the video inserted into the impress presentation plays full-screen regardless of anything. Can you please check the issue?
Thanks, Andrey.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: July 19, 2016 at 17:42

Andrey, I would not know what to look into.
Mind you: I package programs so you can use them, but I do not develop them. Perhaps a good idea to create a bug report in the LibreOffice bug database?

Comment from Paweł
Posted: July 19, 2016 at 21:40

I’ve installed 3 packages (main, l10n, dict-pl). And spellchecker does not work.
However, I just realized that it all looks quite strange. Language for document is set (can I trust L-O?).
But in pop-up window (spellchecker) combobox for that information is void.
All the best

Comment from Andrey
Posted: July 20, 2016 at 11:45

Dear Eric, I scanned through the LO bug report for LO Impress and separately for LO Media Player and found no other reports neither from Linux nor Windows users in concern of forced full-screen play.
Before report a bug to LO:
Do you think is it wise to check the build log for the issues in concern of LO Media Player or binding with GStreamer? and if so will you?
FYI (just in case):
1. The full-screen play, I found out, is actually scaled to window size of the program.
2. The “View” field in the LO Media Player is empty and greyed (disabled).
My guess this field is responsible for the play mode, but somehow LO Media Player picks up the size of host window instead of the preset size.

Thank you, Andrey.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: July 20, 2016 at 13:03

Hi Andrey, if you think this issue is related to the version of gstreamer used for LO (the 1.0.x instead of 0.10.x) then that is worth mentioning in a bug report. Ideally both versions of gstreamer should work and since gstreamer 1.0.x is a lot newer, it makes sense to use that by default. If that choice breaks the embedded multiledia support, it is certainly something to be fixed by the LO developers or at least have them issue a statement about it.
If they reply with “if you want a working embedded multimedia support in Impress you need to use gstreamer 0.10” then I may decide to make that the default during compilation.

PS the build logs show no issues, this is a runtime thing, not a build-time thing you are experiencing.

Comment from LoneStar
Posted: July 26, 2016 at 14:17

hello Eric,
I have recently reinstalled a system and installed libreoffice from scratch and I noticed that libreoffice-mozplugin is not avalable anymore. Probably you have explained about it in the past so my apology for bringing it up now, but is it replaced by anything else? gone for good? still fine to use the last version that was available with LO 4.x ?

Comment from alienbob
Posted: July 26, 2016 at 16:00

The LibreOffice browser plugin (NPAPI based) has been removed in 4.4.0:

I will add the info to the main article, because you are the third person since 4.4.0 who is asking about it.

Comment from LoneStar
Posted: July 26, 2016 at 23:26

thanks for clarification 🙂

Comment from paweł
Posted: August 6, 2016 at 09:10

I’ve checked LO on 3 devices and -surprise- on 2 of them installed packages worked very well. On 3rd – not. Despite the fact, that system on all of the computers are almost the same (brand new slackware 14.2, only /home mounted from old 14.1).
But now it is meaningless since new packages with LO 5.2 seem to work well. Thank you.
All the best

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