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LibreOffice has corrupt CAB file [closed]

asked 2017-04-14 06:28:05 +0200

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updated 2020-09-15 16:19:59 +0200

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LibreOffice failed to install due to corrupt CAB file. Had to re-install 5.2.6

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Where did you get your installer (msi) from?
My LibreOffice_5.3.2.2_Win_x64.msi downloaded from a tdf site installed flawlessly even on Win 10.

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-04-14 09:32:48 +0200 )edit
johnfarmer gravatar imagejohnfarmer ( 2017-04-14 12:54:00 +0200 )edit

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Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-04-14 13:31:39 +0200 )edit

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answered 2017-04-14 13:33:10 +0200

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updated 2017-04-14 13:35:32 +0200

I fc-compared (binary: /B)
1) the I actually installed from
2) the 5.3.2_Win_x64.msi currently provided by tdf (no longer treated as an RC but expected to be bitwise identical to the second RC)
with the 5.3.2_Win_x64.msi I just downloaded from the Australian mirror you linked to.
There were no differences found.
As I am neither a system nor a security specialist I cannot advise further on this issue.

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At least on Ubuntu, the LO PPA's use the final RC release as the official non-RC release since they're always identical.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2017-04-14 13:58:38 +0200 )edit

Yes. It's the same with the msi packages for Win. They only are renamed omitting the RC digit if no further RC is needed. I thought I expressed that (as a rule) by my remark " longer treated as RC but...".

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-04-14 14:07:07 +0200 )edit

Right, but the PPA uses the naming the last RC had, which immediately made sense to me: no point in bothering with renaming when nothing's changed.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2017-04-22 21:14:44 +0200 )edit

answered 2017-04-14 13:57:18 +0200

The MSI got corrupted at some point, possibly when you downloaded it, as now when I tried your link it worked perfectly (I needed to update anyway) although DL speed was low. You need to try other mirrors officially linked at if one doesn't work.

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answered 2017-04-22 18:18:31 +0200

cohiba gravatar image

Same problem even with the above download.
Still getting 1500 error code. Windows 10

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I don't have your problem on Win10.
I had others, and I expect them to reoccur no later than the next Win-"update" is forced on me. It seems to me that Win10 has a poweful self-corruption feature.
It's a pity that I cannot simply throw away every junk adhering to my computer. It might be a full-time job for quite a while to get rid of it - and I depend on some special software only ....
Is it bribery? Is it a kind of cartel plot? Incompetence on my behalf? On someone else's?

Lupp gravatar imageLupp ( 2017-04-22 19:06:08 +0200 )edit

@Lupp You're definitely not the one to be blamed. Win10 was made with total surveillance in mind, and M$ never had the intention to make a good, working system, it's just to give 'fuck you' to the users every so often while getting more money. Some ppl I helped to set up their Win10 system say they've had no problems with updates, while a big part of the userland gets problems from destruction. If the system worked 1h ago, or yesterday, it's very possible another broken update is forced.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2017-04-22 21:11:48 +0200 )edit

Addendum: in comparison, Win8.x is awesome system compared to Win10. An abomination the European Union has little trouble with, unlike with 8.0.

rautamiekka gravatar imagerautamiekka ( 2017-04-22 21:13:01 +0200 )edit

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