LibreOffice 6.1.2 packages available

The Document Foundation announced version 6.1.2 of their office suite last week. Today, new LibreOffice packages for Slackware 14.2 and -current are done compiling and available in my repository.

Get the packages from my repository or any mirror, like:

I also updated the VeraCrypt package to version 1.23, and you’ll find one for Slackware 14.2 as well as -current. Next on the list to update are: handbrake, ffmpeg, mkvtoolnix and probably others that I have neglected. All of these will become available shortly for 14.2 and -current. Fans of Plasma5 will have to wait a bit… Plasma 5.14 is just around the corner but I may wait until 5.14.1.

Have a good weekend, Eric

25 thoughts on “LibreOffice 6.1.2 packages available

  1. Hi Eric, usually the 5.x.1 versions of Plasma come so soon after the 5.x.0 that I feel there’s no problem skiping the .0s, at least on my part.


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  3. Heh, your text for the handbrake note cuts off for me here, and I thought it was amusing (and still fitting): “…then grab the variant found in my alternative repository where I keep the packages containing code that might violate stupid”

  4. Dear Eric,
    first of all: thank you for the much work you do!
    In the moment on my slackware-current installation is a problem with the libreoffice 6.1.2-package. If I try to start libreoffice ist fails. I receive the message: /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/ undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var

    Best regards

  5. Peter, do you have a self-compiled version of freetype installed? Upgrade to Slackware-current version of freetype or recompile that package using the sources in the slackware-current source tree and this error should disappear.

  6. Dear Eric,

    ty for Your support. But I use the original-freetype-version from slackware-current freetype-2.9.1-x86_64-2. Now I made additionally an re-update. The error still exists.
    Best regards

  7. On my Slackware current, it fails because it needs and while the version is now .63
    Workaround with a couple of symlinks fails because /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/ undefined symbol: _ZTVN6icu_6111ReplaceableE
    The culprit is the newer package icu4c-63.1-i586-1

  8. PeeBee, libreoffice-6.1.2-i586-2alien.txz is actually compiled against icu-63.1. I just tested and verified this.
    You probably have the previous package build still installed.

    I noticed that both the old (1alien) and the new, working, package (2alien) are in the 32bit -current repository. I will remove the old package version and re-generate the repository data.

  9. Hello Eric
    First thank you for all do. Did you use to include en-US-help with LibreOffice? It is not included in the latest version
    Thanks again

  10. Hi Eric!
    I’ve noticed that LibreOffice does’t look at the fonts available in /usr/share/fonts/*/
    Do you know if it is an issue with LO itself or with the configuration during compilation? Or another thing?
    Thanks in advance.

  11. Eric,
    I verified that it is happening only in one PC I use. On the other 2 it is OK.

    Yes, I added new fonts to /usr/share/fonts/TTF dir. I followed the 3 steps in the documentation you indicated. But LO still not finding the new fonts at /usr/share/fonts/TTF
    Strange šŸ˜›
    Anyway… thank you.

  12. Regarding: /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/ undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var

    I compared directory /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/ to that in another computer without the symbol error & found 2 old directories:

    drwxrwxr-x 2 root root 4096 Apr 26 2014 __pycache__/
    drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Nov 21 2015 python-core-3.3.3/

    I ‘rm -rf’d these old directories & no more symbol error.

    Prior to eliminating the 2 old directories, I found I could successfully start libreoffice this way:


    Both computers have libreoffice-6.1.3-x86_64-1alien.txz installed; one was last updated Dec 5 the other Dec 13.

    Hope this helps…Bob

    PS Muchas gracious AlienBob for your continuing contribution to Slackware. I assume your evolving employment responsibilities are keeping you well focused away from this avocation. Best wishes to you & your family.

  13. Argh…Dec 14 updated libboost stuff to 1.69 & libreoffice-6.1.3-x86_64-1alien.txz depends on 1.68. Just when ya think ya have things sorted out…:-)

  14. Bob Geer you should really watch my repository RSS feed. You would have noticed the ‘boost-compat’ package announcement in there, which will stop-gap the library issue until I have recompiled libreoffice and other packages.

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