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LibreOffice 7.4.0 and security updates for Chromium 104

Updates for you!
I added fresh packages for LibreOffice Community Edition 7.4.0 which was released a few days ago. According to the Document Foundation blog post, the focus is on improving MS Office document format interoperability and helping people migrate from MS Office to LibreOffice.

Note that I compiled these new packages on Slackware 15.0. If you install them on Slackware -current you will also need to download ‘icu4c-compat‘ and boost-compat from my repository and install them. They are two compatibility packages containing older versions of the icu4c and boost libraries, in particular the versions that are part of Slackware 15.0 but no longer part of -current.

Get libreoffice packages from my own Europe-based server: or my US-based server: ;or any mirror if you wait a day, for instance .
These servers all offer rsync access if you prefer that to http.


Then there is the security update for Chromium 104.

Google shared an announcement a couple of days ago, mentioning that the 104.0.5112.101 release addresses several vulnerabilities ranked as “high” but also a critical vulnerability (CVE-2022-2852). For one of the “high” vulnerabilities CVE-2022-2856 actually a 0-day exploit is reported to exist in the wild.
I strongly recommended to upgrade.

For chromium-ungoogled, I have done the same upgrade of course, so those packages are now also at version 104.0.5112.101, just like the chromium packages.

The updated packages for chromium and chromium-ungoogled are available for Slackware 14.2 and newer from the usual places like , , or .

Enjoy – Eric


  1. Konrad J Hambrick

    Very Nice Eric !
    Thank you for the openKDK Package and then for configuring LibreOffice 7.4.0 to Enable Java !
    Will be messing around with ooo Base a bit with sqliteodbc to try to connect to Sqlite3 DataBase Files 🙂
    Thanks for all you do Eric
    — kjh

  2. Peter Kolodziej

    Thank you.

  3. Marco

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks again for updating!
    I have a question. I would like to give a donation to you but I boycot paypal, for several reasons.
    Would you consider using Stripe as a payment method?

    Groetjes, Marco

    • alienbob

      Hi Marco,
      Don’t worry, there is no requirement to donate if you are happy with the Slackware stuff I provide. Just a thumbs-up here on the blog will do 🙂
      I only use PayPal as a payment platform because it allows me to do electronic transfers for the servers I rent online and to pay for the domain names. I avoid multiple payment platforms, you will also not see me on Patreon: these donations are not a source of income for me, just a means to cover the cost for Slackware development. And I am grateful towards the people who donate of course.
      If you want to donate to show your support, you could also send that money to Patrick Volkerding. He does use Patreon. And without Slackware, I would not be able to exercise my own hobby.

  4. Marco

    Eric, thanks for updating chromium-ungoogled to 105.0.5195.52!

    • alienbob

      I hope to also be able to upload a 32bit package, but so far 3 attempts at building them have failed. Everytime a clang++ compiler segfault. Since a compile of chromium (with or without -ungoogled) takes 8+ hours here, at some point I will just give up, as I have other stuff in the queue that also requires attention, and a 32bit Chromium is very low on my priority list.

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