Hi Dave. I run the Libreoffice-na.us site. It is not an "official"
download path, but a site for a DVD project with it accessible online as
well as on a physical media.
I found that the problems I had with downloading from LO's site due to a
problem with the mirror system of downloading.
When you download a file from there, you are actually downloading it from
one of the many mirrors available. I would be one, buy my hosting company
will not allow that to happen.
Sometimes there are problems with the chosen mirror.
If you go to the "info" part of the green "button" to download the file,
and click there, you will be given a list of mirrors to choose from instead
of the downloading system to make that choice for you.
So you may be either having an issue with the "default" mirror,
your dial-up company could be "limiting" the size of file being
downloaded. I know that some do from experience.
So, here are your option, as I see it.
1) try one of the mirrors and start the download before you go to bed.
If it goes, you should have it by morning.
2) have your son download the install files [install and help] and have
him send it to you on a CD.
3) have you son download my DVD and send it to you.
[version 5 of the 3.5.4 DVD .iso file will be available in a few days
- version 1 is online but not as good]
4) I might be able to send you a copy of my DVD via post, but I do not
know how much the post office charges anymore.
If you want to "talk to me " off the list, you can do so by either my
firstname.lastname@example.org [default for the lists]
email@example.com [default for the DVD project]
I help dial-up people locally from time to time. I am in central New York
State along the Pennsylvania border. I still have a laptop or two that has
a dial-up modem, but most modern ones do not, it seems. I do not have them
set up for dial-up anymore, but I have a friend that uses a free dial-up
service that limits to 10 hours of work per month. I understand that their
paid service also has a limiting factor on how large of a file you can
download. It is not stated anywhere I have seen, but he has seen it happen
with others with that service. If he needs to download large, either I do
it or he comes to my place to access my home/office network's Internet
access. I also share that access via a private wireless system with
several people in my apartment building. This secured network is part of
my own network with a separate router for their use and will not access my
part of the network due to the IP addresses from one network are different
from the other and you cannot access one part from the other.
So, hopefully it would be the mirror that is chosen for you. Otherwise you
will need to have someone send you the install files on a CD or a DVD if
you want more than just the basic installs.
Check out this link to see what my DVD has beyond the basic installs. You
can find these files other places, but I gathered them into one place.
Also I have the largest American English spell checking dictionary for LO,
or as far as I know and have been told. There are in the dictionary
section of the DVD's web site with "kpp" in the titles.
On 06/25/2012 02:33 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi Dave :)
Errr, that was your 1st post to the list! I can guess at your original
question which appears to have been lost in the ether.
There are a lot of possible different reasons why downloading doesn't
work. The easiest work-around might be to get yoru son to download
LibreOffice onto his machine and then make a Cd to post to you as a normal
small parcel. Even better would be if he would download the North American
Dvd for you
Tim of Kracked Press at the NA project might be able to post a dvd to you
but i am not sure how much he would charge. Hopefully he would at least
recoup costs from whatever he charged you!
As for your own downloading problems. Which Operating System are you
using? Is it an MS Windows one, maybe Xp? Perhaps not Windows at all,
maybe Ubuntu? Mac? Something else?
Do you know your hard-drive's size? More to the point how much empty
space is left on the drive at the moment? It might just be that you need
to empty your wastebin and the wastebin in your emailing system.
Don't worry if you don't know answers to some or all of those things but
if you do know it might help us to help you
Good luck and regards from
--- On Mon, 25/6/12, Dave Richardson
From: Dave Richardson <dave.richardson@mindspring.**com<firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Re: latest java update has broken my
install of Libre Office.
Date: Monday, 25 June, 2012, 17:13
Thank you for responding.
I have a dial-up connection and after 5 or 6 attempts over three days I
never got more then 20 mg download when the mindspring shut me down.
My son says he can download 208 mg into a CD in less then 10 minutes
I am retired now and LibreOffice still lets me play.
Should I take the computer to Denver and let him try to download into my
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