In the Windows installer the default unpack location is Desktop which looks kinda ugly if you're not used to this.
Making this default to the directory where the installer is downloaded would be better. If the user downloads to Desktop and is used to having their desktop cluttered then nothing changes otherwise users can keep files to a location where they want such as Downloads
Nothing prevents the user from just deleting the folder once the installation is done. And when it is on the Desktop, it is easy to notice and delete. So maybe what we actually should do is either 1) have the NSIS wrapper automatically delete the folder after setup.exe (and the msiexec it runs) are done, or 2) rename the folder to include "you can delete this folder"
Auto-deleting the folder after installation would be even better.
I think choosing a location to unpack to is an unnecessary step for the majority of users.
Changing bug title then. People who actually want to have a look at the real MSI installer files in the unpack directory can just let the actual installer start, copy them away, and then cancel it.
*** Bug 36682 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Duplicates: bug 35298, bug 36079.
*** Bug 36079 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 35298 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Anonymous Helper, thanks.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Download installation files (application & help) to any folder.
2. Run and complete installation
Application installs correctly and completely and leaves no trace of temporary (and now unnecessary) installation files
Installation asks for the unpack destination of installation files. It creates these folders and leaves them (often on the Windows desktop) creating clutter and confusion for some users.
Installation should unpack temporary files to %temp% folder (or original download folder) and remove the temporary installation files when complete.
I think you will find this to be a very polarizing enhancement request. I would be on the other side of the isle - For my enterprise, we download the exe, run it and let it un-pack, then cancel the install. We then go to the folder where everything unzipped and gather the MSI and all related files to push out to all of our enterprise desktops via AD. So the behavior is good for our situation, but I do understand the other side.
To satisfy people on both sides of this issue, maybe the enhancement could be for the initial unpacking program to ask what you want to do...Just un-pack the install files OR Un-pack and install automatically. The automatic option could auto-remove as well.
Of course, I know this is easier said than done, the auto option would have to store the location where it unpacked everything and then write a registry entry to remove that directory upon a reboot. Because you can't delete the dir while the setup process is running...unless you used the original exe that does the unpacking to initiate and cleanup after the installer.
Just some random thoughts.
NSIS installer wrapper has gone. LibreOffice 3.5 will have a single MSI installer. I don't think that anybody will fix NSIS wrapper for 3.4.x.