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I am coming late to this thread, but this talk of a "single-button" install scares me. I take the downloaded Linux binary LO package and re-package it into a Slackware Linux installation package. I use a script I created to do this and all I have to do when a new LO release comes out is to change the version and run the script. Out comes a Slackware package, ready for installation. I surely hope that any effort going to a single-point installer for LO, which would probably break my process, will not be the only way to install LO in the future, and the current installation scheme will still be an option.
Girvin Herr

On 10/08/2013 08:08 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
it's a historical problem.  LibreOffice is moving towards a more normal installer.  Sun wasn't keen 
on such gimmicks when developed by the community.  Go-oo didn't need a decent installer because it 
didn't develop so fast = so it could settle on whichever version was supplied in the OS.

LibreOffice does develop quickly and people do want to keep up so it kinda does need a normal 
installer and is developing one.
Regards from
Tom :)

  From: James Knott <>
To: "lo >> LibreOffice" <>
Sent: Tuesday, 8 October 2013, 15:56
Subject: Re: Installing an OS, was: Fw: [libreoffice-users] Penguins: (Was Corrupt Installer 
Kracked_P_P---webmaster wrote:
Have you tried to do that for LO?
How many package files need to be run to install LO on a Linux "box"?
There are 52 .deb files to run/install in the 4.1.2 64-bit Debian
install, plus the help pack, plus the language pack if needed.

Like to do a single click or double-click to install all of those files?

The problem is with the way LO is distributed.  I have no idea why they
do it that way.  There are other programs available where clicking on
the RPM works fine.

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