Misplacement of installed binaries

Duncan Coutts duncan.coutts at worc.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 16 15:16:48 EDT 2008

On Sun, 2008-06-15 at 21:10 +0100, Neil Mitchell wrote:

> >  > 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
> minutes.


> >  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?
> No idea.
> I guess there are arguments both ways, so I'd stick with how it is
> currently.



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