My thoughts on Slackware, life and everything

LibreOffice 5.2.1 for slackware-current

libreoffce_logoThe upgraded boost package in slackware-current last week had broken LibreOffice’s “localc” program. Which is typical because I compile LibreOffice with a “–without-system-boost” flag. Apparently a dependency on the system’s boost libraries gets added nevertheless. Patches to cure this behaviour are very welcome!

Thus it became necessary to compile new packages for slackware-current. Co-incidentally there was also a new LibreOffice release last week: a minor upgrade to the 5.2 series, check out the announcement on the Document Foundation blog . And note their designation of this release: “LibreOffice 5.2.1, targeted at technology enthusiasts, early adopters and power users, provides a number of fixes over the major release announced in August. For all other users and enterprise deployments, TDF suggests LibreOffice 5.1.5 “.

Due to time constraints (this package takes a day to compile in my VM), I only created packages of this LibreOffice 5.2.1 release for Slackware -current. The 5.1.5 packages that I also have were created for Slackware 14.1 but will also work on Slackware 14.2 should you be in need of a stable version. I am not decided yet on new packages for Slackware 14.2, so you may have to stick to 5.2.0 there for the moment.

Get the packages here:

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

Have fun! Eric

Update 19-Sep-2016: I have added libreoffice-5.2.1 packages for Slackware 14.2 to my repository.


  1. Mike Langdon

    Thanks Eric! I hadn’t noticed yet since I don’t use libreoffice real often at home.

  2. kjhambrick

    Thanks Eric !

    I’ll try to update my liveslak current AND do an upgradepkg to LO 5.2.1 Current this week.

    I will report any issues under the appropriate Blog Topic.

    Thanks again.

    — kjh

  3. Eduardo

    THank you Eric! I upgraded and LO works without any issue so far.

  4. Eduardo

    Eric: looks like KDE integration is not working. Somehow I get the GTK version even when I have the KDE Integration installed and while using Plasma.

  5. alienbob

    Eduardo, that might be caused by the profile script which the package installs since 5.2.0:

    Open /etc/profile.d/ and change the value for “SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN” (or comment that whole variable definition out with a ‘#’).

  6. Eduardo

    Eric: will do that. Thanks for the pointer!

  7. 3DPACTE

    Hopefully soon all will be well with you.

  8. Eduardo

    Eric: thank you: it worked like a charm!

  9. FredM

    I probably missed something but I have a weird error: Impress and Writer work juts fine, but Calc won’t start arguing that is missing (it’s not of course).
    Am I the only one with this problem?

  10. FredM

    My Bad sorry! I blacklisted “boost” from my upgradepkg (to keep LO 5.2.0 working 🙂 ) last week and forgot it.
    So for airhead like me: don’t forget to update your current packages (especially boost) before upgrading to LO 5.2.1.

  11. alienbob

    I updated the main article with a reference to the libreoffice-5.2.1 packages for Slackware 14.2 which I have made available in my repository today.

  12. kjhambrick

    Thank you Eric !

    I downloaded LO 5.2.1 for Slackware64 14.2 and I ran `upgradepkg libreoffice-5.2.1-x86_64-1alien libreoffice-dict-en-5.2.1-x86_64-1alien libreoffice-kde-integration-5.2.1-x86_64-1alien libreoffice-sdkdoc-5.2.1-noarch-1alien`

    When I run `/usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice –calc “$@”` from a Konsole session, there is absolutely no unexpected output ( 🙂 a good thing 🙂 ).

    I am able to open existing and create new and save changed spreadsheets ( which is about the extent of my usage )

    All is well.

    Thanks again Eric !

    — kjh

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

© 2024 Alien Pastures

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑