Misplacement of installed binaries
ndmitchell at gmail.com
Sat Jun 14 05:26:40 EDT 2008
> If you think unprivileged per-user installs are just a bad idea on
> windows then say so and we can switch to doing global installs by
> default on windows. Perhaps it's only me who does not have write access
> to the Program Files directory on any windows machine.
I suspect that most people should be doing global installs, and that
local installs should be a secondary option. Not having write access
to Program Files is an issue though, which I think Vista may make
worse, by restricting privilaged operations from more people.
Ideally, you want to do a local install on Windows if you can't create
a folder in C:\Program Files, and a global install if you can. Is that
too crazy for a piece of logic? It's certainly less predictable...
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