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Rebuilt LibreOffice 4.2.3 packages fix KDE-related bug

libreoffce_logo Today I uploaded new packages for the LibreOffice 4.2.3 . The original packages were made available a little while ago but several people (myself included) were not happy with them.

LibreOffice 4.2.3 has an issue when you are running KDE. A bug in the session-restore functionality caused the LibreOffice applications to “hang” after the window outlines had been drawn on the screen. I took a commit from the development tree and used that as a patch to recompile my libreoffice packages for Slackware 14.1 and -current.

I can confirm that the patched package solved the problem for me.

Get the new packages here (Slackware 14.1 and -current):



  1. Mike Langdon (mlangdn)

    I had done the upgrade, but I had not yet used it. I am upgrading again now.

    Thanks for all your work for all the packages you provide.

  2. LOE

    Thanks for packages.
    But I have issue (run under slackware-current-x64)
    when I start new document and want to “Save as…”, LO crashed with message in console:
    soffice.bin: /tmp/kde-build/extragear/oxygen-gtk2-1.4.4/src/animations/oxygendatamap.h:87: T& Oxygen::DataMap::value(GtkWidget*) [with T = Oxygen::InnerShadowData; GtkWidget = _GtkWidget]: Assertion iter != _map.end()’ failed.

    So, I must copy other document to new name, open it, clear all, write new text and simple “Save”
    Both commands (“Save as” and “Save copy”) don’t work.

  3. John

    The patch file
    Is not in the build/patches directory

  4. Steven McIntosh

    Works just fine with me Slackware64-14.1 (multi-lib) KDE 4.12.4



    P.S. We use 60% hydration with strong white mixed with a very small amount of very strong wholemeal.

  5. David

    Thanks Eric, but I’ve the same issue as LOE.
    Slackware -current x64 with KDE 4.13

  6. alienbob

    Hi John,

    I uploaded the patch file.


  7. alienbob

    David, LOE – if you find patches let me know and I will see what I can do about it.

    But it looks like the patch to oxygen-gtk2 as proposed in will fix this.

    Could even be that the latest oxygen-gtk2 source release ( fixes this for you. If you don’t want to wait, just download that tarball, place it in src/extragear instead of the oxygen-gtk2 tarball that’s there now, and run:

    # KDE.SlackBuild extragear:oxygen-gtk2
    # upgradepkg /tmp/kde-build/oxygen-gtk2-1.4.5-*.t?z



  8. alienbob

    Hi samac 🙂

    Yes, my breads usually have 60-61% hydration because I like it best when working with dough of that consistency. However, I want to re-try my spelt sourdough with a somewhat higher hydration and lots of stretch & fold inside the bowl. I think I did way too little folds and that’s why I ended up with a day too dense bread.

    A 100% spelt bread is very tricky to bake, is what I found out. The ones that rise properly turn dry in a day.


  9. LOE


    I just compiled new oxygen-gtk2-1.4.5 and LO don’t crash

    Thanks again.

    PS. KDE.SlackBuild do upgrade of package automaticaly.

  10. Steven McIntosh


    Try adding 4% (by weight) vegetable oil to the mix and the bread will last a couple of days longer. Never tried spelt and never really tried sourdough.


  11. Steven McIntosh

    Sorry, just tried to open and save, and 4.2.3 crashed out, I’ve downgraded to 4.2.2 in the meantime.


  12. Janis

    I have a problem with lowriter – impossible to start for the second time in a session. No problem with localc to my great surprise.

  13. Widya Walesa

    Got the same crashed here as LOE’s. I’m using Slackware64-14.1 multilib. Upgrading the oxygen-gtk2 to version 1.4.5 fix the issue.

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