[Hackage] #454: file permissions of installed files on windows

Hackage trac at galois.com
Tue Jan 27 14:12:46 EST 2009

#454: file permissions of installed files on windows
  Reporter:  Toxaris        |        Owner:           
      Type:  defect         |       Status:  new      
  Priority:  normal         |    Milestone:  Cabal-1.6
 Component:  Cabal library  |      Version:  
  Severity:  normal         |   Resolution:           
  Keywords:                 |   Difficulty:  normal   
Ghcversion:  6.10.1         |     Platform:  Windows  
Comment (by duncan):

 Replying to [ticket:454 Toxaris]:
 > When installing a binary on Windows Vista using ghc 6.10.1 and Cabal, it is not accessible for ordinary users. Old binaries installed
 with ghc 6.8.2 and Cabal 1.4 had "read" and "execute" permissions set for
 "all users", while new binaries have only permissions set for

 Having looked into how permissions are copied I cannot explain this
 behavior. The way `System.Directory.copyFile` copies permissions is in
 fact not to copy any permissions at all (it only copies the read-only
 attribute). I've tested this on Win2k3. Perhaps the behavior of msvcrt has
 changed in Windows Vista.

 Could you give us more details on how you performed the test and how we
 can reproduce it. Were you doing global or user installs? Were you running
 the build and install as administrator? Where were you installing the

Ticket URL: <http://hackage.haskell.org/trac/hackage/ticket/454#comment:7>
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