OpenOffice Package Now Available For Slackware 13.1

It took longer than I expected, but I have gotten an ooo-build package compiled for Slackware64 13.1. It can be downloaded at the URL below:


Those who want to build this for a different architecture, or with different options, can find the build script and the needed patches in my SVN repository:

Jun 19th, 2010 | Posted in Linux, Slackware
  1. Jun 21st, 2010 at 23:00 | #1

    hi mike!

    thanks for this package: I tried it now and seems to work fine.

    I had only to fix the soffice link as it’s looking for it in /usr/lib instead of /usr/lib64.

    ln -s usr/lib/ooo-3.2/program/soffice usr/bin/soffice3.2

    I think maybe should be changed to (I left also the 3.2 suffix)

    ln -s usr/lib@LIBDIRSUFFIX@/ooo-3.2/program/soffice usr/bin/soffice

    when I have my vms unloaded I’ll try also a rebuild, because I’m using version of icu4c and I have to upgrade it to install your package.

    thanks again, really appreciated :)

  2. Jun 22nd, 2010 at 14:38 | #2

    As always, I appreciate feedback. Even when someone catches a mistake I’ve made. :) I tried to fix all the occurrences of /usr/lib/ to account for LIBDIRSUFFIX when I updated my build scripts back when Slackware 13.0 was released, but clearly I missed a few. Thanks for letting me know. I’ve fixed it for the OpenOffice script and committed the change.

    FYI, I’m experiencing problems creating Impress presentations using background templates. The error is “Error loading the template: General error”. Searching turns up the same problem with the Arch Linux packages so it isn’t limited to my build. I’m off to seek assistance from the ooo-build team.

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