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New LibreOffice packages for Slackware 14.2 and -current

I uploaded the latest releases of LibreOffice for Slackware 14.2 and -current.

On Slackware 14.2 you can enjoy the stable 6.2.8 version, this is the last release in the 6.2 series. For Slackware-current I went with the latest and greatest ‘fresh’ release of 6.3.3 which became available last week.

Note that the packages for LibreOffice in my repository, do contain “libreoffice-kde-integration” for Slackware -current, containing Qt5 and KDE5 (aka Plasma5) support. On the other hand, packages for Slackware 14.2 do not contain “libreoffice-kde-integration” any longer.
If you run Slackware-current but do not have KDE5 packages installed at all, don’t worry. LibreOffice will work great – the KDE integration package just will not add anything useful for you. On the other hand, if you have Plasma5 installed you will benefit from native file selection dialog windows and other integration features. And even if you do not have Plasma5 but you do have Qt5 installed, then you will be able to run LibreOffice with Qt5 User Interface elements instead of defaulting to GTK3.

If you want to compile Libreoffice 6.3.2 packages yourself using my SlackBuild, then be aware that by default the KDE5 support is disabled. You will have to set the value of the script parameter “ADD_KDE5” to “YES”. Additionally you will have to install the packages that this functionality depends on otherwise the compilation will fail.
Read the ‘README.kde5‘ file in the source directory for the list of packages you’ll need. All of them can be  found in my ‘ktown’ repository:

Enjoy! Eric


  1. Jen

    Libre Office works great, here! Thanks!

  2. Eduardo

    Thank you Eric! Working here without issues.

  3. Regnad Kcin

    Eric, I did take the advice and install fcitx. One can select the Latin and Chinese fonts and font sizes for the input box on-the-fly which is an useful plus. ??. ?????.

    • Janis

      Latest updates in current broke down the package:
      /usr/lib64/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
      (the existing – 1.72.0)

      Merry Christmas!

      • alienbob

        Install my boost-compat package please. This advice has been given in many posts, most recently today.
        I will not recompile big packages like libreoffice every time Slackware pushes an incompatible update. The boost-compat (and icu4c-compat) packages are meant to safeguard against sudden breakage.

        • Janis

          Many thanks for advice!

  4. Janis

    P.S. cheated by creating symlinks to the lacking libs

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