LibreOffice 7.2.5 packages for Slackware-current

LibreOffice Community Edition 7.2.5 was released yesterday and I have uploaded a new set packages for Slackware-current.

This is the fifth iteration in the 7.2 release cycle with two more to come in the next three months. Since this is a minor upgrade, the focus is on bug fixing and improving the stability.

The new packages can be found in my repository (https://slackware.nl/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/) or any mirror if you wait a day, for instance https://slackware.uk/people/alien/slackbuilds/libreoffice/ .


Enjoy the new release – Eric

12 thoughts on “LibreOffice 7.2.5 packages for Slackware-current


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  2. Thanks for this. But I’m getting “Unspecified Application Error” just after seeing the Libre Office logo. I wonder if I need other packages from your repository to get this running. I’m on the latest current (last updates from Jan 7)


    1. It works for me, what can I say.
      There have been other people with that nondescript ‘unspecified application error’.
      Perhaps have a look at the possible UI widgets to use in /etc/profile.d/libreoffice.sh – I use KDE Plasma5 here and do not have to modify that profile script these days, but I had to in the past.



    1. and as found out later, the real issue is using OPEN_CL, disabling OPEN_CL does the same thing. (apparently setting an invalid mesa driver makes libreoffice write a config option that stops it from trying to use OPEN_CL ever again…



  3. Since a recent upgrade in which moved libboost to 1.78.0 current libreoffice is failing to find the old libboost_xxx.so.1.77.0
    ln -s /usr/lib64/libboost_xxx.so.1.78.0 /usr/lib64/libboost_xxx.so.1.77.0
    for xxx in locale system filesystem iostreams; fixed the problem.
    Is it possible to build libreoffice to link with just /usr/lib64/libboost_xxx.so ?


    1. Let me again, for the umptiest time, give some pointers about this FAQ for Slackware-current.

      https://www.google.com/search?q=alien+libreoffice+boost
      https://alien.slackbook.org/blog/libreoffice-6-3-2-for-slackware-current-and-how-to-deal-with-shared-library-so-version-bump/
      https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/boost-1-78-update-broke-alienbob%27s-libreoffice-package-4175707077/#post6322801
      https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/alien%27s-libreoffice-7-2-5-broken-with-kernel-5-15-18-a-4175707203/#post6323674

      Creating a symlink is not a good/stable solution. Downgrading boost would break other programs. Installing ‘boost-compat” (which is not the same as boost-compat32 !) is a good solution until LibreOffice releases a new version and I compile a new package.



        1. Even if you do not use slackpkg to keep your system up-to-date, you could still use the slackpkg+ extension to slackpkg just to get an overview of your installed packages that are in need of an update.
          Example: the label for my own repository in slackpkg+ is “alienbob” so this is what i get when searching for updates:

          # slackpkg -batch=on -dialog=off -default_answer=no upgrade-all | grep alienbob
          alienbob                     boost-compat-1.78-x86_64-1alien.txz
          alienbob                     chromium-ungoogled-97.0.4692.99-x86_64-1alien.txz
          alienbob                     faust-2.37.3-x86_64-2alien.txz
          alienbob                     mkvtoolnix-64.0.0-x86_64-1alien.txz

          I.e. four of my locally installed packages are no longer up-to-date, including that ‘boost-compat’ package!


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