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Re Re LibreOffice Problem

Avrum Lapin

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> On Feb 6, 2018, at 9:00 AM, [hidden email] wrote:
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>> On Feb 5, 2018, at 8:11 PM, Avrum Lapin <[hidden email]> wrote:
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>>> I had a problem in upgrading from LibreOffice 5.4.2 to 5.4.4..  After downloading from the LibreOffice site  and putting it into the Application Folder and opening the application I got an alert window stating “Verifying LibreOffice..” which stayed open for 23 minutes before being getting a “This application has been downloaded from the internet. Do you want to open” and then it opened.  Future openings were fast.
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>>> Still using 10.9.5 (the latest upgrade that will allow me to use a beloved but elderly Samsung laser printer). I have 8 GB in my MacMini.
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>> If I google '"os x" slow verify' some of the first hits are about LibreOffice so you're definitely not alone. The age of your Mac Mini (and/or it using a magnetic drive) could be factors that stretch out the time but are not the real source of the problem.
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>> https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/64253/libreoffice-513-stuck-on-verifying-mac-os-x-yosemite-10105/ <https://ask.libreoffice.org/en/question/64253/libreoffice-513-stuck-on-verifying-mac-os-x-yosemite-10105/>
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>> "Verifying" is the operating system's Gatekeeper feature trying to ensure the application you downloaded is legitimate. Maybe the LibreOffice folks don't do the cryptographic signing correctly, making it take longer; or maybe they're one of the few doing it correctly. There are over 150 Java files within LibreOffice, I wonder if checking each of those takes longer. You could just skip the verification and assume the download is legitimate; even LibreOffice's system requirements page suggests it.
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>> https://th.libreoffice.org/download/system-requirements/ <https://th.libreoffice.org/download/system-requirements/>
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> Thank you for the response and the referrals.
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> I just upgraded to LibreOffice 6.0.0 and was able to skip the whole verifying process (or at least it happened in the blink of an eye) by setting Settings/Security & Privacy/General to allow apps to be downloaded from anywhere.  After the first launch I returned the settings to allow apps to be downloaded from the Mac App store and trusted developers and LibreOffice 6.0.0 launches real fast.  While I trust LibreOffice as a trusted developer I guess Mac OS does not.
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Re: Re Re LibreOffice Problem

Al Varnell
In view of the fake Firefox, OnyX and Deeper apps that came from MacUpdate containing CryptoMiners this week and Ransomeware hacked version of Handbrake downloaded directly from the developer site last year, I would not be comfortable disabling Gatekeeper just because I trust the developer.

MacOS will trust it as long as it can verify that the developer actually signed it, but even then a few have slipped through for a short period of time.

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On Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 10:36 PM, Avrum Lapin wrote:
Thank you for the response and the referrals.

I just upgraded to LibreOffice 6.0.0 and was able to skip the whole verifying process (or at least it happened in the blink of an eye) by setting Settings/Security & Privacy/General to allow apps to be downloaded from anywhere.  After the first launch I returned the settings to allow apps to be downloaded from the Mac App store and trusted developers and LibreOffice 6.0.0 launches real fast.  While I trust LibreOffice as a trusted developer I guess Mac OS does not.

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