Misplacement of installed binaries

Neil Mitchell 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...



More information about the cabal-devel mailing list