Bug 40605 - There is no permanent URL for the newest version
Summary: There is no permanent URL for the newest version
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WWW (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.4.3 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Windows (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-09-03 08:31 UTC by tim.lebedkov
Modified: 2013-07-01 18:37 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description tim.lebedkov 2011-09-03 08:31:57 UTC
The page at 
shows the following download location for the version 3.4.3:
This URL redirects to 
which is OK, but some time later 3.4.4 will be released and the URL
will become unusable and will return a 404 page.

All the old releases are available under
like 3.4.2:
and this is great. The only problem is that the current stable release (3.4.3) does not have a permanent URL now.

The actual reason behind this issue is to make the newest version of LibreOffice available in Npackd (http://code.google.com/p/windows-package-manager/)
Comment 1 Andras Timar 2011-11-23 09:08:40 UTC
I changed the component to WWW, because it belongs to those who administrate the website, it is not an installer bug. However, it would be hard to give a permanent URL to the latest version, because we always have two latest versions. Currently they are 3.4.4 and 3.3.4.
Comment 2 tim.lebedkov 2011-11-23 12:18:12 UTC
I did not mean a "magical" URL that always redirects to the newest available version, but a stable URL for each available version including the newest.
Comment 3 Björn Michaelsen 2011-12-23 12:34:41 UTC
[This is an automated message.]
This bug was filed before the changes to Bugzilla on 2011-10-16. Thus it
started right out as NEW without ever being explicitly confirmed. The bug is
changed to state NEEDINFO for this reason. To move this bug from NEEDINFO back
to NEW please check if the bug still persists with the 3.5.0 beta1 or beta2 prereleases.
Details on how to test the 3.5.0 beta1 can be found at:

more detail on this bulk operation: http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/RFC-Operation-Spamzilla-tp3607474p3607474.html
Comment 4 tim.lebedkov 2011-12-23 13:11:45 UTC
Comment 5 tim.lebedkov 2012-01-06 02:34:01 UTC
things has moved once again! !"$§%§"$%§$%§$!

This URL is not available anymore: http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/stable/3.4.2/win/x86/LibO_3.4.2_Win_x86_install_multi.exe
Comment 6 Erich 2012-07-11 17:04:21 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> I did not mean a "magical" URL that always redirects to the newest available
> version, but a stable URL for each available version including the newest.

The download scripts at the websites fetch the content of 
so this is the permanent link, any further subfolders have to be temporary due to ongoing releases.
Comment 7 tim.lebedkov 2012-07-16 20:07:49 UTC

returns 404 :-)
Comment 8 tim.lebedkov 2012-07-16 20:11:58 UTC
a very simple solution would be to *don't* move the directory from http://download.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/stable/ to
http://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/ once
a new version is released.
Comment 9 Florian Effenberger 2013-07-01 18:37:14 UTC
We need to move the files around, in order to not clutter mirrors with old versions. The "old" directory is solely served by our server, whereas all other directories are mirrored worldwide.

However, despite the "old" name, the most recent version can always also be downloaded from http://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/

Closing bug. Please reopen if you disagree. :)