Bug 54368 - [Portable] will CRASH at launch when installed in path with too long name
Summary: [Portable] will CRASH at launch when installed in path with too long name
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: x86 (IA32) Windows (All)
: highest major
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL: http://portableapps.com/node/34258
Whiteboard: BSA
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-09-01 23:22 UTC by lumia10
Modified: 2012-09-02 08:25 UTC (History)
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Description lumia10 2012-09-01 23:22:25 UTC
Problem description: LibreOffice will crash if path name is too long (even the portable version by PortableApps.com)


Steps to reproduce:
1. Install in C:\Users\Testperson\Portable_Suite\PortableApps\LibreOfficePortable
2. Run LibreOffice
3. ...

Current behavior: LibreOffice will crash when running it

Expected behavior: LibreOffice should start

Platform (if different from the browser): Windows 7 Ultimate
Browser: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0
Comment 1 Rainer Bielefeld Retired 2012-09-02 08:25:15 UTC
More or less [Reproducible] with Portable "LibreOffice  German UI/ German Locale [Build-ID:  e29a214] on German WIN7 Home Premium (64bit) 

There are major problems to install Portable in a very deep path structure with long name (I got an error message "Impossible to overwrite ......")
Example path:
but this might be something different

I installed in 
<C:\Users\user\LibOPortable361>, what is possible, but LibO crashes at any attempt to launch  it

Works from 

Working path name is longer, but contains less paths above portable.exe
What ever that might mean.

I did not compare to 3.5

I think currently we should wait fro progress with John T. Haller's attempts you can see on a.m. URL.

Please feel free to reopen this bug if there will not be any solution on <http://portableapps.com/node/34258> until 2012-Spept.-15