LibreOffice 5.2.1 for slackware-current
The 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:
- http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/ (US master site)
- http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/slackbuilds/ (my own fast mirror)
- http://alien.slackbook.org/slackbuilds/ (US)
- http://ftp.lip6.fr/pub/linux/distributions/slackware/people/alien/slackbuilds/ (FR mirror)
- http://slackware.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/ (UK – fast mirror!)
PS: the LibreOffice browser plugin (NPAPI based) has been removed in LibreOffice 4.4.0: https://skyfromme.wordpress.com/2014/09/25/killing-the-npapi-plugin/
Have fun! Eric
Update 19-Sep-2016: I have added libreoffice-5.2.1 packages for Slackware 14.2 to my repository.