LibreOffice Package for Slackware 13.1

Updates with new packages have been fairly sporadic over the past few months. This is a big one, though. I have built a binary package of LibreOffice for Slackware64 13.1. This package replaces OpenOffice. (For those who haven’t followed the drama, after Oracle purchased Sun they basically shoved the OpenOffice developers aside. LibreOffice is a fork of the previous OpenOffice code, being developed outside of Oracle’s influence.)

My time has been fairly well been dominated with school for a while now. Because LibreOffice takes so many hours to build (roughly four hours on my development machine) it can take quite a bit of time before I come up with a working SlackBuild. Basically I start the build process, go to (bed|work|school|dinner|whatever), wait for it to finish with or without errors, tweak the configuration, and start again. Sometimes an upstream patch doesn’t apply correctly. Other times a configuration option will cause the build to finish with an error. At any rate, it took about two weeks of off-and-on tweaking to get a functioning SlackBuild.

Those who want to move to LibreOffice on Slackware 13.1 can find it on my packages website. If anyone wants to build it with different options, or for a different architecture (such as x86, instead of x86_64) the SlackBuild can be found in my SVN repository as always.

Mar 9th, 2011 | Posted in Linux, Slackware
Comments are closed.