permissions on ghc Windows installer?

Sigbjorn Finne
Tue, 18 Feb 2003 08:38:58 -0800

Thanks, I'll keep it in mind should I decide to revisit this. My
experiences of getting per-user installs to work reliably with
MSIs haven't been too positive.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Malcolm Wallace" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 10:24
Subject: permissions on ghc Windows installer?

> I have been attempting to solve some outstanding problems with
> building hmake, nhc98, and hat, using ghc under Windows.  I don't
> have a Windows machine of my own, but our Dept has some public-access
> Windows 2000 Pro machines I can use.  However, when I try to use the
> ghc .msi automatic installer package, it reports that I do not have
> sufficient privileges to install ghc in my own temporary disk area.
> Apparently it needs administrator privileges, which I do not have
> (and will not be able to acquire).
> Are administrator privileges really required?  I notice that the
> installer for Cygwin (i.e. not ghc) explicitly allows you to choose
> whether to install for all users or "just for me".  Would it be
> difficult to allow the same choice in the ghc installer?
> Regards,
>     Malcolm