When I try to download and install the latest LibreOffice upgrade it seems to download. But I wind up with a window with four items. Upper left says LibreOffice. A green arrow points to a folder, Applications, which is "grayed out". Below that is another folder, READMEs, and to its left LICENSEs, both of which are grayed out also. I do not see a way to actually start installation. Can you help? Thank you!
*** Bug 81246 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Follow the instructions here: http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/install-howto/os-x/
The process for installing on OS X is to open the .dmg download and drag the LibreOffice icon into the Applications folder alias. This copies LibreOffice to the hard drive on the computer: this may take a while. Once finished, eject the LibreOffice download: go to File, and click Eject "LibreOffice". To open LibreOffice, open the Applications folder on your computer and double-click LibreOffice.
There is no "installer" or .pkg file that handles copying LibreOffice to your computer automatically, as is the case with many other OS X applications and the LibreOffice downloads for e.g. Linux and Windows. The "binary" (the LibreOffice file that must be copied) is "self-installing" once opened. LibreOffice is not the only OS X application distributed this way.
However, I notice that there is no clear installation instruction included with the download that described the procedure on http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/install-howto/os-x/ . I think this needs to be added. The READMEs directory has a plaintext file (which is missing the .txt extension for it to be automatically recognized as one) does not sufficiently describe the process for installing LibreOffice. Only mention is:
| * MacOSX 10.5 (Leopard) or higher, Intel or PowerPC processor
| Please make sure you have enough free memory in the temporary
| directory on your system, and please ensure that read, write
| and run access rights have been granted. Close all other
| programs before starting the installation process.
I will open a new bug for this so that, hopefully, others aren't confused.
For this bug, can someone double-check if the status is appropriate?
Dragging the software to the programs directory, by having both as icons in the mounted dmg is totally standard OS X installation procedure.
All OS X users should be familiar with that procedure. If you do not understand this procedure, how do you install anything on your mac?
http://www.libreoffice.org/get-help/install-howto/os-x/ sounds about fine. I don't see what could be missing.
Imo indeed INVALID.