Misplacement of installed binaries
ndmitchell at gmail.com
Sun Jun 15 16:10:37 EDT 2008
> > I suspect that most people should be doing global installs, and that
> > local installs should be a secondary option. Not having write access
> So is that a vote in favour of doing global installs by default on
> windows or not? Does anyone know what happens when you try to do a
> global install on Vista? I only have access to Win2k3 (as non-admin).
A vote in favour of global installs if possible. On Vista you will
probably get an incredibly annoying alert from the OS, although I
think most real developers will turn that feature off in the first 5
> So for the case that we do not have write permission for Program Files
> and we do have to do a local install, what directory would you suggest
> we use?
I guess there are arguments both ways, so I'd stick with how it is
currently. However, the GHC and Hugs installers should probably both
add these extra locations to the %PATH% environment variable.
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