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Old 10-27-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Alien bobs Libreoffice 4.1.2, spell checker not working in slackware64-current rc2


Hi all,

I am running slackware-current rc2 and I have installed libreoffice 4.1.2 from alien bobs repository http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slac...ce/pkg64/14.0/ I have not been able to get the spell checker to work, does it work for anyone else?

I believe that libreoffice uses hunspell for spell checking, if I look in "Tools->Options->Language Settings->Writing Aids" there is nothing listed under "Available language modules" and I am unable to find a way of adding anything. hunspell appears to be installed and I have tried removing and re-installing libreoffice, I'm a bit stuck with this one.

Any suggestion gratefully received.
 
Old 10-27-2013, 06:29 PM   #2
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All is working for me with the libreoffice-4.1.2-x86_64-1alien.txz, libreoffice-dict-en-4.1.2-x86_64-1alien.txz and libreoffice-l10n-en_GB-4.1.2-x86_64-1alien.txz packages installed.

My grateful thanks to Alien Bob for continuing the hard work to make these Libreoffice releases available.
 
Old 10-28-2013, 02:21 AM   #3
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please note that since libreoffice 4.1, the dictionaries files are now split from the main application, so you need to install those libraries file
 
Old 10-28-2013, 05:54 AM   #4
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I am having the same issue. I have this package install, but I still can't get spell checker to work:

Code:
libreoffice-dict-en-4.1.2-x86_64-1alien
Granted, these packages were built for 14.0 and I am using current. Maybe the problem is related to that?
 
Old 10-28-2013, 05:57 AM   #5
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No, i'm using -Current machine as well and it's working fine here
 
Old 10-28-2013, 06:17 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by willysr View Post
No, i'm using -Current machine as well and it's working fine here
Hmm...I wonder what I'm missing then.
 
Old 10-28-2013, 07:42 AM   #7
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Maybe a silly question, but did you verify the integrity of the packages that you downloaded?
e.g. 'md5sum -c libreoffice-4.1.2-x86_64-1alien.txz.md5' and 'gpg2 --verify libreoffice-4.1.2-x86_64-1alien.txz.asc'
 
Old 10-28-2013, 09:09 AM   #8
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Try suggestions on this page:http://ask.libreoffice.org/en/questi...k-not-working/
 
Old 10-28-2013, 03:36 PM   #9
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A big thank you for all of your suggestions, I now have a working spell checker:-)

I not entirely sure which step(s) fixed this but here are the steps I took:
1) Using pkgtool remove libreoffice-4.1.2-x86_64, libreoffice-dict-en-4.1.2 and libreoffice-l10n-en_GB
2) Delete /home/chris/.config/libreoffice
3) Re-instate original /etc/rc.d/rc.M (I run a modified rc.M to prevent shared lib links and cache updates on SSD)
4) Shamefully I re-booted.
5) Installed libreoffice-4.1.2-x86_64, libreoffice-dict-en-4.1.2 and libreoffice-l10n-en_GB using installpkg.
6) Started libreoffice and spell check is working.

Now when I go to "Tools->Language->For Selection" I see only English (UK) listed whereas my previous installs would list English (UK) and English (USA). Also "Tools->Option->Language Settings->Writing Aids" lists Hunspell + other language modules whereas previously this was empty.

It may be worth noting that my home directory is on a separate partition so the .config/libreoffice will have been carried over from my Slackware 14.0 32bit install where I was running libreoffice 4.0.4, I'm now running 64bit.

I should also say that the previous install order was libreoffice-4.1.2-x86_64, libreoffice-l10n-en_GB I then ran libreoffice before finally installing libreoffice-dict-en-4.1.2. This time I installed libreoffice in the order outlined in step 5 above.

Once again thanks to all who took the time to reply, it is very much appreciated.

I have now marked this thread as solved.
 
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Old 10-29-2013, 05:56 PM   #10
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The only step I did was to remove ~/.config/libreoffice. I wanted to do that first before going to the uninstall and install. Anyway, that worked. Thanks for pointing that out.
 
  


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