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LibreOffice 5.2.4 packages

libreoffce_logoMerry Christmas and happy holidays to all of you out there. Christmas came and went here in the Netherlands,  while the US still has some hours to go. Enjoy your turkey diners. I made a fresh batch of worstenbroodjes and they were yummy.
Anyway…
The computers worked frantically while I relaxed with my family. Slackware 14.2 and -current packages are ready for LibreOffice 5.2.4. Enjoy the newest version of this highly popular office suite.
According to the announcement on the Document Foundation blog , this 5.2.4 release marks a new stable LibreOffice (the developers call this “still” rather than “stable”), replacing the stable 5.1.x releases:
LibreOffice 5.2.4 “still” <…> all users can start to update to LibreOffice 5.2.4 from LibreOffice 5.1.6 or previous versions“.

Get the LibreOffice packages preferably from one of the mirrors because of the package size, and take into account that only the master site and ‘bear’ will have the packages during the first 24 hours:

Note: 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

Comments

Comment from Jen
Posted: December 26, 2016 at 01:32

Thanks! Merry Christmas!

Comment from kjhambrick
Posted: December 26, 2016 at 10:11

Thank you Eric !

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

— kjh

Comment from p431i7o
Posted: December 26, 2016 at 13:14

Thanks Eric!
merry chrismas and happy holidays to you too!

Comment from Eduardo
Posted: December 26, 2016 at 13:24

Thank you Eric! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Comment from gegechris99
Posted: December 26, 2016 at 14:29

Thank you Eric for the update.
Merry Christmas (a too bit late).
Best wishes for next year.

Comment from gauchao
Posted: December 26, 2016 at 15:46

Thank you Eric. Happy holidays for you and yours too! I wish you all the best: health, peace and joy.

Comment from Ricardo J. Barberis
Posted: December 27, 2016 at 04:53

A bit late, but Merry Christmas!
And thanks for the present! 🙂

Comment from Eduardo
Posted: December 27, 2016 at 14:34

Hi eric, Merry Christmass again. I can report that so far the packages are working great here. Thank you!

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Comment from Carlos Quiros
Posted: January 11, 2017 at 03:45

On a clean 14.2 with all the updates (upgrade-all) after installing the package Libreoffice Calc does not run reporting unable to load libsclo.so.

I tried to build the package from scratch from your source at http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/build/ but it fails with the following messages:

:
: *****************************************************************
: ERROR: ERROR: Missing files at /tmp/build/tmp-libreoffice/libreoffice-5.2.4.2/solenv/bin/modules/installer/scriptitems.pm line 1197.
: *****************************************************************

Tue Jan 10 17:28:15 2017 (00:07 min.)
Failed to install: No such file or directory at /tmp/build/tmp-libreoffice/libreoffice-5.2.4.2/solenv/bin/ooinstall line 92.
Makefile:303: recipe for target ‘install’ failed
make: *** [install] Error 2
Installing XML files because ‘make distro-pack-install’ fails to do so…
install: target ‘/tmp/build/package-libreoffice/usr/share/appdata/’ is not a directory: No such file or directory
./libreoffice.SlackBuild FAILED at line 1213

Comment from alienbob
Posted: January 11, 2017 at 15:37

Carlos, the real error will have occurred a lot earlier. I hope you have captured the output of the build process. Typically for LibreOffice compilations, the error can be caused by lack of storage or lack of memory.

About the Calc error, looks like a library is missing. what do you see when running “ldd /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/libswlo.so |grep found”? Use “lib64” instead of “lib” if you are running 64bit Slackware.

Comment from Carlos Quiros
Posted: January 11, 2017 at 16:23

Hi Eric,

The output of ldd is:
libboost_system.so.1.59.0 => not found
libboost_iostreams.so.1.59.0 => not found
libboost_filesystem.so.1.59.0 => not found

However I have:
/usr/lib64/libboost_system.so.1.61.0
/usr/lib64/libboost_iostreams.so.1.61.0
/usr/lib64/libboost_filesystem.so.1.61.0

I will give you the output of the build soon.

Thanks.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: January 11, 2017 at 17:08

Carlos, http://bear.alienbase.nl/mirrors/slackware/slackware64-14.2/slackware64/l/boost-1.59.0-x86_64-1.txz is a default Slackware 14.2 package and there is no newer boost in the patches section.

Your ldd error output shows that you have boost 1.61.0 which means you are not running Slackware 14.2 but rather -current. Did you install a libreoffice package for the wrong Slackware release (14.2 instead of current)?

Comment from Carlos Quiros
Posted: January 11, 2017 at 17:13

Bummer!.. You are right! By mistake I upgrade it to current. Thanks..

Comment from Thiago
Posted: January 12, 2017 at 18:11

I have the same libboost problem but with different version
libboost_system.so.1.61.0 => not found
libboost_iostreams.so.1.61.0 => not found
libboost_filesystem.so.1.61.0 => not found

and i have boost 1.63
/usr/lib64/libboost_system.so.1.63.0
from last current release.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: January 12, 2017 at 19:08

Thiago, that is the fun of running Slackware-current. Things break. The libreoffice package for Slackware -current needs a recompile but I do not have the time for it now.

Comment from kyrill
Posted: January 12, 2017 at 21:59

I made a bunch of symlinks with the required version in the name (e.g. ln -s libboost_system.so.1.63.0 libboost_system.so.1.61.0), and now Calc seems to work just fine.

Comment from Prasad Pappu
Posted: January 16, 2017 at 05:13

I get the following error : Component cannot be loaded, possibly broken or incomplete installation.
Full error message:

loading component library failed.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: January 16, 2017 at 11:06

Prasad, assuming you are running Slackware-current (not 14.2) you are running into the same issue that was reported a few posts higher up, by Thiago. The upgrade of boost in Slackware-current requires a recompilation of LibreOffice. For the short term you can implement the ‘hack’ suggested by Thiago: add a couple of symlinks.

Comment from Prasad Pappu
Posted: January 16, 2017 at 13:53

I did the hack it is working now.
Thanks
Prasad

Comment from Prasad Pappu
Posted: January 16, 2017 at 12:10

It worked with the symbolic links hack.
Thanks a lot

Comment from Dhaby
Posted: January 16, 2017 at 17:15

Hi Eric

LibreOffice Calc have problems on current, libboost* are updated and calc fail with this message:

loading component library failed.

Comment from Eduardo
Posted: January 16, 2017 at 23:48

I was about to report the same problem but the symlink hack solved the issue. Thank you!!

Comment from Kir
Posted: January 17, 2017 at 07:50

loading component library failed.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: January 17, 2017 at 09:54

Dhaby, Kir, how hard should it be to actually READ the comments that are right above your own post?
FFS.

Comment from BanjoFox
Posted: January 17, 2017 at 23:23

Thank you for this!

I started building the 5.2.4.2 packages from SBO and kept running into dependency issues. Grabbed a copy of the 14.2 package and BAM… instantly works 😀

Comment from Dhaby
Posted: January 21, 2017 at 05:37

Hi Eric

The solution works for me too, but I only reported the bug 🙂

Comment from orbea
Posted: January 23, 2017 at 23:21

I personally like compiling libreoffice with as many –with-system-dependency as I can. I found when boost was upgraded in current recently instead of needing to recompile lbireoffice (I use my own script) I only had to recompile some of the dependencies which takes far less time of course. Just some food for thought. 🙂

Comment from alienbob
Posted: January 25, 2017 at 22:51

orbea, the thing is, libreoffice was compiled using the switch “–without-system-boost” but nevertheless, the package picks up a dependency on the system boost… a side effect probably of the other system libraries that libreoffice links to, which have an indirect linkage to boost libraries.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: January 25, 2017 at 22:52

FYI, I have uploaded a recompiled version of libreoffice for slackware-current. This resolves the boost library issue, so the workaround (creating symlinks) is no longer needed.

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