The installer file, accessed through http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/installation/windows/, claims to be named LibO_3.5.4_Win_x86_install_multi.msi.
In fact, it is named LibO_3.5.4_Win_x86_install_multi.man.
Consequently, it will not initiate the Windows Installer.
To install correctly, the extension must be renamed manually, from .man to .msi.
This is a critical bug. Fortunately, it must be about the easiest to fix.
Jep, IMHO a "Windows Installer bug. CCed Andreas Timar /in Installer Expert
@David: Good catch ;)
Not reproducible for me. Clicked big download button "Main installer", was forwarded to <http://ftp5.gwdg.de/pub/tdf/libreoffice/stable/3.5.4/win/x86/LibO_3.5.4_Win_x86_install_multi.msi>
But may be we have a mirror with a damaged file on it?
I have no idea how to reproduce the problem - what ever it might be.
unfortunately important information is missing.
- Write a meaningful Summary describing exactly what the problem is
- add information
-- Why you selected Version 3.5.1RC1
-- Concerning the download mirror (I find that information in Seamonkey
-- everything else crossing your mind after you read linked texts
Not sure what's happened but it seems the problem might now now solved.
When I follow the LibreOffice instructions on
http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/installation/windows/ and click on
the link "Download the LibreOffice installer
<http://www.libreoffice.org/download/>" I am now directed to a different
page. I am testing the new download now but it seems to have the
correct extension. Previously I asked a colleague to repeat the
exercise for me and the result for both of us was the same ... ie. a
file with an extension of .man rather than .msi. I will ask her to
repeat the exercise again and report back.
All the best, David.
On 26/06/12 17:01, email@example.com wrote:
> Rainer Bielefeld <LibreOffice@bielefeldundbuss.de> changed:
> What |Removed |Added
> CC| |LibreOffice@bielefeldundbus
> | |s.de
> --- Comment #3 from Rainer Bielefeld <LibreOffice@bielefeldundbuss.de> 2012-06-26 00:31:54 PDT ---
> Not reproducible for me. Clicked big download button "Main installer", was
> forwarded to
> But may be we have a mirror with a damaged file on it?
> I have no idea how to reproduce the problem - what ever it might be.
> unfortunately important information is missing.
> - Write a meaningful Summary describing exactly what the problem is
> - add information
> -- Why you selected Version 3.5.1RC1
> -- Concerning the download mirror (I find that information in Seamonkey
> Download Manager)
> -- everything else crossing your mind after you read linked texts
So back to needinfo, may be Florian finds the Mirror or what ever else from where the damaged installation file was.
Modified Version because Filename is for a release, not RC.
Removed András for now due to latest comments, currently it seems to be a WWW / Mirror problem, not a installer packing problem.
Any chance to find the mirror or what ever in your Browser history?
For me it is alright now....
I can confirm that the problem is solved. Thank you very much.
ps. for your information, I am using LibreOffice to teach first-year
undergraduate business students about spreadsheets and relational
databases. That's why getting the installation facility working
perfectly is so important to me.
On 27/06/12 03:04, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> --- Comment #6 from Florian Reisinger <email@example.com> 2012-06-26 10:34:51 PDT ---
> For me it is alright now....
WFM due to latest Comments
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 53241 ***