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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

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Comment from cwizardone
Posted: October 6, 2018 at 23:53

Many Thanks!
Greatly appreciated!

Comment from Ricardo J. Barberis
Posted: October 8, 2018 at 04:23

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.

Cheers!

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Posted: October 8, 2018 at 21:05

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Comment from Jen
Posted: October 10, 2018 at 00:56

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”

Comment from chrisretusn
Posted: October 11, 2018 at 02:25

Many thanks Eric.

Comment from Peter
Posted: October 11, 2018 at 13:03

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/libfontconfig.so.1: undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var

Best regards
Peter

Comment from alienbob
Posted: October 11, 2018 at 20:00

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.

Comment from Peter
Posted: October 15, 2018 at 19:03

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
Peter

Comment from Mike Langdon
Posted: October 16, 2018 at 01:58

Thanks Eric!

Comment from fabio
Posted: October 16, 2018 at 09:36

Many Thanks sir. Working perfectly.

Comment from Umberto
Posted: October 17, 2018 at 11:58

On my Slackware current, it fails because it needs libicui18n.so.61 and libicuuc.so.61 while the version is now .63
Workaround with a couple of symlinks fails because /usr/lib/libreoffice/program/libi18nutil.so: undefined symbol: _ZTVN6icu_6111ReplaceableE
The culprit is the newer package icu4c-63.1-i586-1

Comment from Regnad Kcin
Posted: October 22, 2018 at 18:21

Umberto, maybe try the icu4c-compat package (see http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slackbuilds/ChangeLog.txt). My libreoffice -latest is working just fine with -current and the icu4-compat package.

Comment from Umberto
Posted: October 24, 2018 at 16:52

Superb! Thanks Ragnad,
icu4c-compat actually fixes LibreOffice.

Comment from alienbob
Posted: October 24, 2018 at 17:36

In the meantime I have uploaded a set of recompiled libreoffice packages that work with the new icu4c in -current.

Comment from PeeBee
Posted: October 27, 2018 at 13:33

Hi Eric
libreoffice-6.1.2-i586-2alien.txz seems to be linked to icu4c-61 so won’t work on a current based system with only icu4c-63
Thanks
PB

Comment from alienbob
Posted: October 27, 2018 at 23:03

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.

Comment from Wael Hammoudeh
Posted: October 29, 2018 at 11:04

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 6.1.2.1
Thanks again
Wali

Comment from alienbob
Posted: October 29, 2018 at 17:04

Wael, no package was removed. The en_US help is part of the main libreoffice package. All other languages have their own sub-package.

Comment from Fellype
Posted: November 13, 2018 at 15:14

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.
Fellype

Comment from alienbob
Posted: November 13, 2018 at 21:52

Fellype, I don’t know what you are talking about? Of course Libre Office looks for (and finds the) fonts in /usr/share/fonts/ . Only TrueType fonts of course.

Perhaps you added some new fonts and they are not showing up? In that case, read https://docs.slackware.com/howtos:general_admin:install_fonts

Comment from Fellype
Posted: November 16, 2018 at 17:44

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.

Comment from Bob Geer
Posted: December 15, 2018 at 18:20

Regarding: /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/libfontconfig.so.1: 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:

/usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin

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.

Comment from Bob Geer
Posted: December 15, 2018 at 22:30

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…:-)

Comment from alienbob
Posted: December 15, 2018 at 22:52

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.

Comment from Bob Geer
Posted: December 16, 2018 at 00:22

Point taken. Thanx.

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