Date: prev next · Thread: first prev next last
2015 Archives by date, by thread · List index

Hi :)
I think you finding something easy is no real indication of whether it
is really easy or actually quite complicated.  You have done many
amazing things and seem to have a lot of experience doing exactly this
in another OS so you have a good foundation that probably most of us
don't have.

Actually your email seem to simplify the instructions rather well! :)
I sometimes find that even just explaining something any different way
around is a good way to get people unstuck.  So, many thanks for that

@ Spencer.  Did that help make more sense of the instructions?  If not
please let us know and don't worry about questions seeming stupid to
you.  Clearly only a few people here understand how to do it so we are
learning here too.

Regards from
Tom :)

On 22 January 2015 at 04:05, V Stuart Foote <> wrote:
Just "inherited" a 2007 iMac and loaded Yosemiteā€ˇ (OS X 10.10.1)

First thing I loaded LO, and then and the current
(2015-01-21)  4.5.0 master.

Steps couldn't be simpler. In fact parallel install is done almost the same
as with the Windows .msi packages

Put which ever of the installs into /Applications just like any package
install. Drag and drop there once the .dmg is downloaded and mounted.
Launch by double clicking the folder in /Applications.

For the additional installs, they could go into /Applications as well  just
with different names.

But they can go anywhere. For example onto user's Desktop, Documents,
Downloads etc... just mount the downloaded .dmg package and drag the
LibreOffice or LibreOfficeDev .app directory object to where you want it to
reside. It does not need to go into /Applications.

Then use Spotlight to find the bootstraprc file and edit it in TextEdit.
Just as with Windows or Linux builds, edit the
"UserInstallation=$SYSUSERCONFIG/LibreOffice/4 "to be

The $ORIGIN variable is parsed internally by LibreOffice and then creates
the entire user profile within the app package, in the example
"Data/settings" but the directory names for the user profile can actually be
anything you like.  They are fully structured profiles and are portable.

When ready to launch the build, open the .app folder with Finder and locate
the soffice executable and Control Open it.   You can create an app launcher
for it if you don't want to dig down into the folder every time.

Easy as pie...  I had all three flavors running simultaneously and could do
side-by-side comparisons of the UI.

View this message in context:
Sent from the Users mailing list archive at

To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted

To unsubscribe e-mail to:
Posting guidelines + more:
List archive:
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted


Privacy Policy | Impressum (Legal Info) | Copyright information: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images on this website are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2). "LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use thereof is explained in our trademark policy.