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Old 01-23-2020, 09:50 AM   #1
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LibreOffice package in /var/log/ but Remains in /tmp


Just installed Slackware 14.2 and been running it about a week, and did the build with the script and sources, for LibreOffice and the programs it required.

As an aside, I found it curious that the script (after running all night) first produced a corrupt .tgz, then on the 2nd try, aborted near the beginning, and on the 3rd try, aborted at a different place. What makes the same program run differently each time?

Finally, I got a good LibreOffice- But I noticed a message when it was still running that make had not been used to build the package, or something (I don't remember for sure, exactly). I used installpkg and received the message that it had installed successfully; I confirmed that the package was listed in /var/log/packages.

However, nothing for Libre showed up anywhere in /usr or anywhere else. The entire /tmp/SBo remained in /tmp.

Can you describe to me how I might arrange the files from SBo in /usr or wherever they should go, either manually, or by existing command or script? Or should I reinstall? If I reinstall, what can I look out for?

Meanwhile, I moved the entire SBo to my ~/ to free up my sa1 partition and /tmp, and have been using LO by typing ./soffice from the ~/<mydir>/SBo/libreoffice- directory.

I will continue to work from there till I get smarter or die, whichever comes first.

Old 01-23-2020, 11:29 AM   #2
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You should be able to view the listing in /var/log/packages for LibreOffice (it's just a text file with all the file locations). That should let you know where the files for LibreOffice are residing.

If I am to trust the file listing from slonly, soffice should reside in /usr/lib64/libreoffice-

But you should have several programs available in /usr/bin that you should be able to run from the commandline:

And if you're using XFCE or KDE (possibly others), you should have entries for the following programs in the "start" menu:

/tmp/SBo is only used to extract the files, compile if needed, and then repackage the files to be made into a Slackware package. It can safely be deleted after successfully running the SlackBuild.
Old 01-23-2020, 10:51 PM   #3
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From what I've heard, building LibreOffice from source is fraught with difficulties, including running out of memory. It's quite possible that your package was somehow corrupt or incomplete despite having been "successfully" installed. Unless you have a particular reason for building from source, I would recommend using the binary-repackaged version from SBo rather than the from-source version.
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This is one of those times that I shamelessly resort to using a pre-built pkg.
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Old 01-24-2020, 11:54 AM   #5
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If you've still got the LibreOffice- try this

tar -tvf LibreOffice- | head
the expected results should look similar to this

drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2019-11-20 12:04 ./
drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2019-11-20 12:04 etc/
drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2019-11-20 12:04 etc/profile.d/
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 186 2019-11-20 12:04 etc/profile.d/libreoffice.csh
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 186 2019-11-20 12:04 etc/profile.d/
drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2019-11-20 12:04 install/
-rw-r--r-- root/root 935 2019-11-20 12:04 install/slack-desc
-rw-r--r-- root/root 4020 2019-11-20 12:04 install/
drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2019-11-20 12:03 usr/
drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2019-11-20 12:03 usr/share/
then try this

tar -tvf LibreOffice- | tail
the expected results should look similar this

-rwxr-xr-x root/root 158792 2019-11-20 12:04 usr/lib64/libreoffice-
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 212232 2019-11-20 12:04 usr/lib64/libreoffice-
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 10488 2019-11-20 12:04 usr/lib64/libreoffice-
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 88952 2019-11-20 12:04 usr/lib64/libreoffice-
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 43624 2019-11-20 12:04 usr/lib64/libreoffice-
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 212104 2019-11-20 12:04 usr/lib64/libreoffice-
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 220296 2019-11-20 12:04 usr/lib64/libreoffice-
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 9074 2019-11-20 12:03 usr/lib64/libreoffice-
-rw-r--r-- root/root 36129 2019-10-10 12:27 usr/lib64/libreoffice-
-rw-r--r-- root/root 44026 2019-10-10 12:27 usr/lib64/libreoffice-



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