Bug 50279 - install-instructions for Linux outdated and misleading
Summary: install-instructions for Linux outdated and misleading
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: WWW (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
3.5.3 release
Hardware: x86-64 (AMD64) Linux (All)
: highest major
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL: http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/i...
Depends on:
Blocks: mab4.1
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Reported: 2012-05-23 05:36 UTC by ecc
Modified: 2014-03-18 11:25 UTC (History)
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Description ecc 2012-05-23 05:36:43 UTC
The install-instructions for Linux-users on the website are outdated and misleading. They still regard version 3.3 and not 3.5. For inexperienced users it causes installation failures because the version-numbers in the command-instructions doesn't fit the new 3.5 version.

Additionally for Fedora/Redhat: the rmp-file (at least LibO_3.5.3_Linux_x86-64_install-rpm_en-US.tar.gz) doesn't contain a desktop-integration package for RedHat as stated in the install-instructions. On Fedora 16 this  makes the program "invisible" to the normal user. It works with the freedesktop desktop-integration package (libreoffice3.5-freedesktop-menus-3.5.3-2.noarch.rpm), but for inexperienced users the whole process is pretty misleading and will probably cause installation failure.
Comment 1 Andras Timar 2012-06-19 00:33:35 UTC
Indeed, the http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/installation/linux/ page is a bit lenghty and confusing. It should be rewritten version-agnostic because it seems that noone maintans that page.
Comment 2 tommy27 2013-08-08 18:23:03 UTC
moving from mab3.6 to mab4.0 since that webpage seems not yet updated.
Comment 3 Michael Meeks 2013-08-23 06:36:55 UTC
If it's a matter of simplifying and cleaning up a web-page, it'd be fantastic to get this MAB closed with a few web edits :-) Any chance of that Christian ?
Comment 4 Björn Michaelsen 2014-01-17 09:58:48 UTC
(This is an automated message.)

Setting priority to highest as this is a 4.0 MAB. This is part of an effort to make the importance of MAB reflected in priority too.
Comment 5 Stéphane Guillou (stragu) 2014-02-12 08:17:37 UTC
Moving to mab4.1 (Bug 60270) because:
- 4.0 reached EOL (End Of Life)
- bug confirmed in later version (checked the page today, still refers to versions 3.3 and 3.4)
Comment 6 Björn Michaelsen 2014-03-18 11:25:47 UTC
On the new webpage this redirects to the wiki, where the instructions can be improved as we go: