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Small .msi and big .cab aganist BIIIIG .msi [closed]

asked 2012-09-09 08:14:00 +0200

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updated 2015-09-10 11:26:22 +0200

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Oh hai...

Where I can download LibreOffice Windows Installer in OpenOffice style i.e. small .msi and large .cab file in sfx archive instead one very big msi? New distribution style is completely crap and useful only in domains deploying. I don't want to have BIG... VEEERY BIIIG .msi cache file in C:/WINDOWS/Installer/ . That a bad idea move to one big .msi.

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Closed for the following reason not a real question by manj_k
close date 2013-02-24 21:54:16.791064

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My LibreOffice 3.6.1 installation database *.msi in C:\WINDOWS\Installer\ has a file size of 12 MB; that's less than some Microsoft patches... ;)

manj_k gravatar imagemanj_k ( 2012-09-09 15:21:04 +0200 )edit

Can't! No longer the way LibreOffice for Windows is built/deployed. For quality of deployment/installation--moved to a single configurable .MSI (~200MB), configure the installer with Microsoft ORCA as needed. As always, you are very welcome to download the full Source and compile it for yourself.

vsfoote gravatar imagevsfoote ( 2012-09-10 18:33:22 +0200 )edit

manj_k, vsfoote, may I suggest you to move your comment as answers?

Jean-Baptiste FAURE gravatar imageJean-Baptiste FAURE ( 2012-09-10 22:10:20 +0200 )edit

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answered 2013-02-23 11:57:29 +0200

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updated 2013-02-24 14:49:43 +0200

There is no "BIG... VEEERY BIIIG .msi cache file in C:/WINDOWS/Installer/".

You can't equate the downloaded installer "LibreOffice_*.msi" with the created LibreOffice installation database "*.msi" in the directory "C:\WINDOWS\Installer\".

Example LibreOffice 4.0.0
Installer LibreOffice_4.0.0.3_Win_x86.msi:
183 MB
LibreOffice installation database *.msi ("C:\WINDOWS\Installer\"):
12.4 MB

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answered 2013-02-22 23:54:40 +0200

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@vsfoote writes:

Can't! No longer the way LibreOffice for Windows is built/deployed. For quality of deployment/installation--moved to a single configurable .MSI (~200MB), configure the installer with Microsoft ORCA as needed. As always, you are very welcome to download the full Source and compile it for yourself.

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qubit, this isn't right. You'll be getting the karma and awards for vsfoote's post.

Uglyface200 gravatar imageUglyface200 ( 2013-02-24 19:39:51 +0200 )edit

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qubit gravatar imagequbit ( 2013-02-24 20:52:12 +0200 )edit

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