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LibreOffice 5.3.4 packages for -current

libreoffce_logoWhen looking for package updates in preparation for a new Slackware Live PLASMA5 edition, I noticed that the Document Foundation had released LibreOffice 5.3.4 without updating their blog with the news – it’s only mentioned on the download page.
I have built and uploaded Slackware-current packages for libreoffice-5.3.4. If you are on Slackware 14.2 you will probably have to skip this one, as I will not have time for compiling packages the coming weeks (allocates one virtual machine for one day per build, since I can only check on progress in the evenings).
The package for -current needed to be (re-)built anyway because of the library issue with Slackware’s updated libGLEW which prevented Impress to start.

Check out the LO releasenotes if you want:

The libreoffice packages for Slackware can be downloaded from a mirror like this one:

Have fun! Eric


Comment from Eduardo
Posted: June 26, 2017 at 06:56

I installed and LO runs fine here. Thanks Eric!!

Comment from cwizardone
Posted: June 26, 2017 at 18:44

Many thanks. Greatly appreciated.

Comment from Fellype
Posted: June 30, 2017 at 19:35

Hello Eric!
If possible, please build libreoffice-5.3.5 for Slackware 14.2 when LO is released (probably in the first week of August).
Best regards.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: June 30, 2017 at 19:37

Fellype, perhaps in August I will have time to do that.

Comment from Nicola
Posted: July 2, 2017 at 01:23

Thanks Eric, but make attention: LO 5.3.4 32 bit with kernels 4.11.7 and 4.11.8 have problems, while to let everything work good, at the moment you must stay up to kernel 4.11.6. That’s a problem affecting just the 32bit systems & odt documents. LO correctly starts but if you try to open an odt document when it’s near to be completely loaded … LO crashes! This happens also with LO 5.3.3

Comment from alienbob
Posted: July 2, 2017 at 09:14

Nicola, I fail to see how that would affect what I do with my packages?

Comment from Nicola
Posted: July 2, 2017 at 09:53

Eric, nothing .. just a suggestion for persons that still have a 32bit system not to use kernel versions 4.11.7 and 4.11.8 (at the moment) because Libreoffice will crash opening odt files.

Comment from Nicola
Posted: July 19, 2017 at 15:19

Solved!: you can use also kernels released after 24th June, included, and have no LO crashes cause of a JAVA segmentation fault.
On boot you just have to pass to the kernel this parameter: stack_guard_gap=1

Comment from Attilio
Posted: August 7, 2017 at 22:43

the writer crash starting

Comment from Attilio
Posted: August 7, 2017 at 23:41

The parametri (stack_guard_gap=1) solves my problem. Thanks!!!

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