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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):



Comment from Mike Langdon (mlangdn)
Posted: April 21, 2014 at 18:41

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.

Comment from LOE
Posted: April 22, 2014 at 07:30

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.

Comment from John
Posted: April 22, 2014 at 14:26

The patch file
Is not in the build/patches directory

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Comment from Steven McIntosh
Posted: April 22, 2014 at 19:04

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.

Comment from David
Posted: April 22, 2014 at 22:07

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

Comment from alienbob
Posted: April 22, 2014 at 22:37

Hi John,

I uploaded the patch file.


Comment from alienbob
Posted: April 22, 2014 at 22:43

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



Comment from alienbob
Posted: April 22, 2014 at 22:47

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.


Comment from LOE
Posted: April 23, 2014 at 08:57


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

Thanks again.

PS. KDE.SlackBuild do upgrade of package automaticaly.

Comment from Steven McIntosh
Posted: April 23, 2014 at 12:50


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.


Comment from Steven McIntosh
Posted: April 23, 2014 at 14:40

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


Comment from Janis
Posted: May 2, 2014 at 15:48

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

Comment from Widya Walesa
Posted: May 10, 2014 at 07:28

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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