Hello. I have a question that has a technical dimension but isn’t primarily technical in nature. Today I downloaded LibreOffice today, went to install it, and got the dreaded “Error 1335 libreoffice1.cab is corrupt” error. This is not the first time I have encountered this particular error with LibreOffice installation. Anyway, I did some searching and stumbled across a post that revealed that this happens when the downloaded MSI is somehow corrupt. The post went on to suggest that I verify the MSI with 7-Zip (my MSI was indeed corrupt) and re-download the MSI if necessary. After testing, re-downloading the 237 MB MSI (which takes a while even over a high-speed connection), and re-testing, I was finally able to install LibreOffice.
Though this remedied my issue, in my mind this whole “sorry, try again” approach is wholly unacceptable, and completely skirts the root issue. To clarify, the root issue is that libreoffice.org is frequently and intermittently serving up corrupt MSI downloads. Is there any effort currently underway to address that issue? Surely you are all aware of it, as it has been an issue for some time. What is the adoption rate for LibreOffice? Is it fairly high? Might it get even higher if your website were stop serving up crap downloads?