Created attachment 65468 [details]
On the left an included component is selected and the expected behavior can be seen, on the right an excluded component is selected and the problem can be seen
Directory of the installation disappears and cannot be modified if a component is selected which is excluded from the install. Same behavior appears with the disk space button.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Double-click on the installer
2. Choose custom installation
3. Choose a component which is not intended to be installed (the ones with the X marks) or make a component not to install.
- Path of the "Install to" directory disappears
- Space button disappears
Regardless of the selected components, both the installation directory path and the query of disk space should be always available.
Windows 7 64-bit
Let me start by apologizing that it took this long to address this. That being said, I can confirm this.
LibreOffice 3.5.7 (our version field is oldest version that we can confirm the problem)
Critical - inability to install essentially - a lot of people want to install to a separate drive and this only allows it if you install the entire suite. This being said, unlike Microsoft Office or other suites, each component is part of a larger individual product so not installing one thing is not saving you much at all in terms of space. None the less I think critical is appropriate.
Most Annoying Bug
Additional info that makes it even worse:
If you select your separate drive prior to deselecting a component, it actually installs to the appropriate drive but then it's a corrupt install and you can't run it.
Thanks for reporting!
Well, in 4.2 there will be no possibility to (misguidedly) pick and choose among "components" (meaning Writer, Calc, Draw etc) any more. Which is good. Despite the marketing, LibreOffice is not a "suite" of separate programs. It has never worked properly anyway to pick and choose among these "components"; leaving out some "component" has made some use cases of other "components" fail, etc.
But as such, this bug is still present, if one de-selects on of the (truly) optional components, the possibility to change installation location disappears.
Could someone test if this is still an issue in 4.1?
Tor Lillquist is right.
basically this means that this issue will not be present anymore in future LibO releases.
I change status to RESOLVED WONTFIX