Bug 141637 - German language pack 7.0.5 does not recognize libreoffice on macOS 10.13
Summary: German language pack 7.0.5 does not recognize libreoffice on macOS 10.13
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) macOS (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2021-04-12 06:52 UTC by Martin Trautmann
Modified: 2021-04-14 22:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Crash report or crash signature:

screen dialog: no 7.0 installation found (74.56 KB, image/png)
2021-04-12 06:53 UTC, Martin Trautmann
screen dialog: invalid installation (92.36 KB, image/png)
2021-04-12 06:54 UTC, Martin Trautmann

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Description Martin Trautmann 2021-04-12 06:52:51 UTC
The LibreOffice Language Pack from LibreOffice_7.0.5_MacOS_x86-64_langpack_de.dmg does not recognize the LibreOffice installation from LibreOffice_7.0.5_MacOS_x86-64.dmg

Steps to Reproduce:
1. install LO 7.0.5
2. install language pack by double click

Actual Results:
language pack does not install when opened via drag'n'drop on LO.

language pack can be opened by double click. Before, you still had to disable security checks for installation, annoying as usual. Then you can open tte language pack, confirm to install from an unknown source.

It then opens a first window since it did not find a proper 7.0.5 installation see attachments).

After you select libreoffice manually, the installer claims that this is no valid installation. So it does not install itself.

Expected Results:
a release version should install properly

Reproducible: Always

User Profile Reset: No

Additional Info:
old MacOS 10.13
Comment 1 Martin Trautmann 2021-04-12 06:53:55 UTC
Created attachment 171108 [details]
screen dialog: no 7.0 installation found
Comment 2 Martin Trautmann 2021-04-12 06:54:30 UTC
Created attachment 171109 [details]
screen dialog: invalid installation
Comment 3 steve 2021-04-12 11:01:26 UTC
It appears you moved location for LibreOffice.app.

Can you try moving it to the default location (programs folder). And then try installing the language pack again.
Comment 4 Martin Trautmann 2021-04-12 18:39:21 UTC
that did not make any difference
Comment 5 steve 2021-04-12 21:55:13 UTC
If you download 7.1.2 + language pack and replace the current LibreOffice in your programs folder with that version are you then able to install as expected?

Recently there were a few changes around how language pack is installed on macOS. There also was a problem on older macOS releases but that should also have been addressed in 7.1.2 so the trouble you report is somewhat interesting.

Please add any error messages you may be seeing.
Comment 6 Martin Trautmann 2021-04-14 14:31:59 UTC
7.1.2 worked well, no troubles.

BTW, I'd prefer LO versions with pre-installed language packages.

It's always annoying to turn off security preferences for the LO installation and even worse to need an extra installation of the language pack. I'd prefer to have a full language LO version.
Comment 7 steve 2021-04-14 22:55:16 UTC
Closing as worksforme since 7.1.2 works as expected.

Agree on having integrating language and offering language selection on download like e.g. Firefox handles this problem. Keep in mind though, LibreOffice is quite a large download and then every version would have to be offered in *many* variants, complicating backend work quite a bit. Certainly from a user perspective language packs feel convoluted.