Bug 88501 - Won't install from Download location redirected to drive other than C:
Summary: Won't install from Download location redirected to drive other than C:
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Installation (show other bugs)
(earliest affected) release
Hardware: Other Windows (All)
: medium minor
Assignee: Not Assigned
Whiteboard: needsWindows
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-01-16 15:26 UTC by jnqbxny
Modified: 2015-09-04 03:01 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description jnqbxny 2015-01-16 15:26:49 UTC
I have my Download directory relocated to my D: drive, as well as any other data-related directories (for My Documents, My etc.).  

However, apparently the drive spec in the installation file is hard-coded to point to C drive.  I get a message the installation file cannot be found when the install proper begins if I leave it where it downloaded (on D:).  If I copy the msi file to the original location on my C: drive it works.

I've noticed this hard-coding with some other program installations, and it really should be changed to allow running the installation from other than C: especially since Windows allows relocation of these standard directories.
Comment 1 tommy27 2015-01-17 09:13:18 UTC
have you tried
is it the same?
Comment 2 jnqbxny 2015-01-17 19:45:39 UTC
(In reply to tommy27 from comment #1)
> have you tried
> is it the same? was the version I was installing.  So it's an ongoing problem.  There must be some generic code/object being picked up by developers that has the hardcoding issue, because I've encountered it in msi's to install other software.
Comment 3 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-01-17 20:50:21 UTC
(In reply to jnqbxny from comment #2)
> (In reply to tommy27 from comment #1)
> > have you tried
> > is it the same?
> was the version I was installing.

Version ->
Comment 4 Buovjaga 2015-01-18 07:16:17 UTC
Tried with from Q: drive, it installed fine.
Got it from here http://dev-builds.libreoffice.org/pre-releases/win/x86/
Win 7 64-bit.

What Windows version do you have?

Change back to UNCONFIRMED after you have provided the information.
Comment 5 jnqbxny 2015-01-18 15:16:09 UTC
I see you installed successfully using updated version.  No time to try right now but will do so either later today 1/18 or on 1/19 and report back.  Thanks.  Per you q:  I am on Windows 7 64-bit
Comment 6 QA Administrators 2015-07-18 17:36:19 UTC
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Comment 7 QA Administrators 2015-09-04 03:01:36 UTC
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