Thanks :) I think back then the mailing list was trying to find out some of the parameters of the
problem or see if there was some weird misunderstanding that we could actually help with. Internet
Explorer often does weird things and there might have been other weird stuff going on outside of
our control but that we might have been able to help fix. Also it helps us get a clearer idea of
what needs to be mentioned in a bug-report, if it comes to that (and in this case it clearly has).
When you post a bug-report it's a lot like writing an email. You can reply to it and add comments
later on. So can other people. So, don't even worry about making it perfect first time. Just
write something really brief, like a business-email, to get straight to the point.
Maybe even deliberately leave details for a 2nd or subsequent comment and maybe make a rough table
of it, eg;
charity, slow internet, Windows, Firefox or Chrome (can't remember which)
work, fast internet, Windows, Firefox
home, fast internet, OSX, Firefox or Chrome (can't remember which)
All usually have no problems with downloading installers. Note that on OSX i was downloading the
Windows installer, NOT the Mac one.
That way when other people add comments you have already given them a nudge into giving mentioning
possibly useful factors and nudged them into laying them out clearly. Also, other people might be
able to confirm factors you can't quite remember clearly now that so much time has passed.
Firefox, Safari and Chrome are all far better than Internet Explorer so it doesn't matter which you
used = just that it wasn't IE. On the other hand the download really needs to work for IE too but
IE might be creating extra problems which might need to be sorted out separately.
Note that the bug-report guide was designed for problems while running LibreOffice so a lot of what
it asks for is clearly not relevant and for some things it's not clear. You are not going to be
able to get an "strace" or run the process from the command-line to get extra feedback or any of
those sorts of things. It might be more useful to know which country you are in, eg not China nor
Iran. If it's not obviously needed or if you are not sure how to provide the information then just
leave it for a subsequent post to the bug-report's thread or perhaps ask them for help with getting
On the other hand this mailing list does frequently often go off-topic instead of focussing on the
original question. So, many apols for that!
Good luck and regards from
From: Michael Reich <email@example.com>
To: Tom Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, 6 October 2013, 3:52
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] LO Installer Download Problems
Tom, thanks for your responses. When I originally posted about the
difficulty I was having downloading the installer, the user list gave me
the impression that there couldn't be anything wrong with the downloader
and I felt they pretty much blew off my inquiry. If I'd been directed
to make a bug report at that time, I would have done it. It's been
several weeks now and I'm not sure I recall the details at this point to
file a bug report. I will take a look at the bug report link you
provided and see what information is needed.
Thanks again for your interest.
On 10/5/13 9:18 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hmmm, that is not good news! Sorry about that! Is there any chance
you could post a bug-report about it? A lot of this guide might not
be relevant but please just try to make the best of it
tehre is another page but i think the content is identical
This sometimes happens with wikis as things get moved around but it
usually gets tidied up at some point. I would go with the 1st of
those links this time.
*From:* Michael Reich <email@example.com>
*To:* Tom Davies <firstname.lastname@example.org>
*Cc:* "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
*Sent:* Sunday, 6 October 2013, 1:52
*Subject:* Re: [libreoffice-users] LO Installer Download Problems
My main computer is OSX and I use Firefox or Chrome. I think I was
using Firefox on OSX when I had the download problems on OSX. The
Windows computer was also using Chrome and/or Firefox.
On 10/5/13 7:46 PM, Tom Davies wrote:
Which web-browser were you using to download with? It seems a few
people have had problems with Internet Explorer and 1 had trouble with
Firefox. The Firefox one turned out to be some problem with a company
firewall as the download worked just fine from outside. Did you use
IE at both locations before trying the Torrent at home?
*From:* Michael Reich <email@example.com
*To:* firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
*Sent:* Saturday, 5 October 2013, 19:37
*Subject:* [libreoffice-users] LO Installer Download Problems
I didn't catch all of the recent posts about trouble downloading the LO
installer (and the thread apparently got highjacked to another topic),
but I posted something similar a month or so ago. I had repeatedly
tried downloading the Windows installer and constantly got corrupted
installer files. I am on high speed broadband and never had issues
downloading other installers, including the OSX LO installer. I had
also tried downloading the windows installer at a local charity at which
I volunteer, which has very slow internet. That was spectacularly
I finally was able to download at home using a torrent file. It seems
to me that there has to be something funky about the LO windows
installers that make downloading so difficult. I imagine casual users
of LO aren't going to try to download the darn file repeatedly in order
to get a good download.
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