LibreOffice 6.2.5 packages available

Earlier this week, the Document Foundation released version 6.2.5 of their office suite LibreOffice. I have built and uploaded sets of packages for Slackware 14.2 and also for -current, 32bits and 64bits.

The Document Foundation themselves finally think that 6.2.x is production ready: “… Users in production environments can start evaluating LibreOffice 6.2.5…“. I was already happy with 6.2.4 and I find the capability to open and work with MS Office documents improving all the time.

Note if you are a KDE Plasma5 user:
The toolbars and menus look ugly in the default UI configuration. There’s a setting in LibreOffice that you need to change so that the Breeze theming for GTK+3 applications does not mess it up anymore. Go to “Tools > Options > Libreoffice > View > Icon Style” and change the “Automatic (Breeze)” to eg. “Elementary”. That will give you back a working toolbar with visible icons.

Enjoy! Eric

32 thoughts on “LibreOffice 6.2.5 packages available



  1. I upgraded to 6.2.5 from 6.2.4 in Slackware64 14.2 with KDE4. I already had the “Elementary” icon style in 6.2.4 but I’m facing the ugly toolbars and menu issue.
    I tried again after removing directory ~/.config/libreoffice but I’m still facing the issue. Am I alone with this issue on Slackware64 14.2 with KDE4?



  2. Sorry, I’m having only the menu issue. Toolbars are OK.
    When I select a Firefox theme in Options>Personalization (translated from French), the top menu is OK but the drop-down menus are ugly, they look like there is transparency and when I hover over items, they become highlighted in blue and stay that way.



  3. Slackware64 14.2 with KDE4, also switched to Elementary icon theme at 6.2.4 and just upgraded to 6.2.5.

    Everything I’ve tried so far is working well and as it did in 6.2.4, including toolbars, drop down menus, even Tools – Options – Personalization.

    gegechris, I’m not seeing the problems you are.

    TKS


  4. Removing the “libreoffice-kde-integration” package seems to be the only working solution for Slackware 14.2 when you are working in a KDE4 session.

    I’ll probably no longer compile this sub-package in future updates, its code may be un-maintained anyway since almost nobody uses KDE4 these days.

    And what I am considering for the packages that I build on -current is to add support for Qt5 and for Plasma5. The requirements to make that possible are only compile-time dependencies so a LibreOffice compiled with Plasma5 support will still run normally on a Slackware that does not have Qt5 or Plasma5 installed at all.



    1. I also had that error, problem solved in Current with Plasma5. Thanks for the solution, always very grateful for your excellent work, Eric!


    2. Wow, what a difference it makes to remove libreoffice-kde-integration, even in Plasma 5.
      Thanks for that tip!


    3. While it helps resolve strange behavior, removal of libreoffice-kde-integration causes LO to not work with the default (in my case) dark theme (Wonton Soup). Should be different solutions which enables integration. (KDE-5.17_11/Slack64-14.2).



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  6. I can also confirm that removing libreoffice-kde-integration fixed the menus and toolbars on my -current w/ Plasma5 system


  7. Thank you Eric!
    The upgrade went rather smoothly except for the menu issue. Removing the KDE integration package solved the problem.
    I like your idea of compiling with Plasma integration for -current.


  8. Hi,
    After the upgrade to libreoffice 6.2.5 the libreoffice stop working with the message “usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/libfontconfig.so.1: undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var” .
    I’m using Slack64-current with plasma 5 with all packages updated. The freetype package is freetype-2.10.1-x86_64-1.
    Can somebody help, please?
    Thanks,
    Pedro


    1. I’m also on -current and libreoffice works fine here.
      The file you mention is not from freetype but from fontconfig-2.13.1-x86_64-1, make sure you have that version.



        1. Perhaps somewhere in the past you needed to fix something in the libreoffice install directory to make it work again? Like creating a symlink to another library to get rid of linking errors on startup after a Slackware update?
          I would try this:
          # removepkg /var/log/packages/libreoffice-*
          # rm -rf /usr/lib64/libreoffice
          # slackpkg install libreoffice
          (or simply use ‘installpkg’ to install the libreoffice packages if you do not have slackpkg+ installed)


          1. Thanks Eric,
            I haven’t done any fix to any file. I’m using a virtual machine with a fresh install of slackware to try current and plasma5.
            I’ve done has you suggested but the problem still the same 🙁


  9. I’m on 14.2 and Plasma 5 here. While removing the libreoffice-kde-integration package does resolve the issues others have seen with menus, does anyone know how to have a menu while using Plasma’s global application menu? Thanks all, especially Eric!


  10. Hi Eric, first thanks for your job, it is wonderfull.
    Now the problem, after upgrading Libreoffice from 6.2.4 to 6.2.5 it doesn`t work.
    First I had the same problem with the menu (I’m using KDE4) but I have the same problem in XFCE.
    I’ve uninstalled Libreoffice and have installed again and it crash, it doesn’t work at all.
    Can I get the .txz 6.2.4 version from any server or it’s impossible?
    Thanks and regards



    1. No, not in my case at least.
      For me, the menu bar was grey fonst on a black background, completely unreadable.
      And the black background was only for the menu bar, the rest of the interface used Plasma’s colo scheme.


      1. That is strange. I don’t change the Plasma theme (or any theme) from whatever the default is, not even the wallpaper. My LibreOffice should be picking up default settings. Oh well, I’m glad I haven’t been hit by this and that there are workarounds.


  11. Running KDE5 on Debian 9/Stretch and can also confirm that removng libreoffice-kde-integration fixed transparent/blue menus, even with view/icon style as Automatic (Breeze)


  12. An issue with 32 bits package on Slackware 14.2:
    LibreOffice 6.2.5 crashes silently when opening a document or creating a new one.

    To remove the old LO profile doesn’t help…

    Downgrading to 6.2.4 works normally.

    Did I forget something?


    1. Fellype,
      The only 32bit Slackware 14.2 I have here is a QEMU VM. I just booted it and installed LibreOffice there.
      It starts just fine and opens files without crashing. Tested in the KDE4 DE.


  13. Hi Eric,
    LO 6.2.5.2 is crashing on kde4 (pc) and kde5 (laptop) both on current updated this morning!
    Tested with the full AppImage idem, removed the package’s
    Have this warnings from konsole (pc) with AppImage:
    bash-5.0# SAL_USE_VCLPLUGIN=gtk3 /root/Downloads/LibreOffice 6.2.5.2 .full.AppImage

    (soffice:17670): Gtk-WARNING **: 20:21:11.456: Could not load a pixbuf from icon theme.
    This may indicate that pixbuf loaders or the mime database could not be found.
    (soffice:17693): Gtk-WARNING **: 20:21:18.279: Could not load a pixbuf from icon theme.
    This may indicate that pixbuf loaders or the mime database could not be found.

    Not even installed the LO kde-integration package
    My builds from github master 6.4 (gtk3 and kde5) are not crashing on both machines


  14. Xavier, AppImage is not in scope here, fix these issues yourself please.
    LibreOffice is working on my machine (slackware64-current), using the package I built myself.
    Also LibreOffice 6.4 is not in scope here, as I only offer 6.2 releases at the moment.



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