Installing Libre office on Catalina

I was going to install LibreOffice on Catalina this evening. When I clicked on the DMG file there appeared to create a message saying it could not update the applications folder.
Of course, it cannot, it must update the applications folder of the user. So I am stuck and cannot install Libreoffice. Any suggestions on what to try?

You have a duplicate at 276119/installing-libre-office-on-catalina which you must delete.

Double posting creates confusion with the risk of cross, incomplete and undetected contradictory answers.

You tagged base. Are you sure you’re talking exclusively about the database component Base? If not, retag to replace base by common.

Of course, it cannot, it must update the applications folder of the user.

No - applications go into /Applications which is a global folder and installed applications are owned by the the user who installed the app. If you don’t have write permissions to /Applications you cant install or you missed to provide your correct password when trying to install.

Sorry to duplicate and the tag misuse(which I do not understand). I did a search or two and could not find anything relevant and going through thousands was not feasible for me. Also,m there was no prompt for any password.

I know rules for this site are quite different from forums and not really explicited. You need some time to get used to it.

One of the “rules” is: answers are reserved for solutions and limited to one per person. Yours is not a solution and should not be stated as your answer. You are now precluded from any additional answer on this question unless you delete it (which I recommend you do).

Comments are the nearest equivalent to a conversation or thread. Their number is not limited but they can’t be longer than 1000 characters.

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