So, what am I doing wrong?
2013 i7 64bit box with 240GB SSD. Buy new legit Win 8.1. Install. Win 8.1 asks “keep old stuff or blow away?”. I say blow any SSD data away.
Clean 8.1 on PC, working OK. Then LO 6.2.1 32 bit DL. MUST use 32bit as working with Zotero and that thing only uses 32 bit Java; whole chain must be 32bit or fails to run. That’s what I have been using since early LO 5 on all my 64bit machines.
Try LO install but says must have updates 1st. Spend all afternoon doing Windows Update (updates have made 8.1 now look like 10 and its even more horrible but…)
New LO starts install OK, verifies installer OK then hangs at some point. Reboot. Registry has lots of LibreOffice stuff in it (??). Retry with the installer log system on. That hangs with 0 bytes written to file. Reboot. On this reboot see that the file size has mysteriously grown from zero (???). Install/Hang/Reboot some more. Nothing works, even tho I get LO 6 to FINALLY install on 2 Win 7 boxes. Tried: fiddling with permissions, new install dir, compatibility mode revisions, admin install. NBG.
Hm. Here is a zip of the log ! CAN’T ! no free webspace for me !. There is a big gap in time where I did the reboot; that is when LO was hung.
Any ideas?? This is getting like MS-DOS vs DR-DOS: “MS-DOS is finished when DR-DOS won’t run”.
Apache OO installs but has application level problems; can’t use.
LO 22.214.171.124 (last of series) 32bit installs in seconds and works fine!
ERGO a problem with changes in the LO 6 series installer (see accusations of “borked”) is the root of this.
I now have 2 LO 6 install directories which both hung - yet they have different file counts. They hung in different places - a clue?
Where can I upload this file I have? Anyhow: Null hypothesis of 6 is the same as 5 is disproven. 5 be better.