[Haskell-cafe] Cabal install on Windows 7

Peter Verswyvelen bugfact at gmail.com
Thu Sep 10 05:21:18 EDT 2009

Actually, this UAC was already present in Vista no?

On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 4:18 AM, Jeff Wheeler <jeff at nokrev.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 2:19 PM, Sebastian
> Sylvan<sebastian.sylvan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I think it's morally right to run as user by default. Yes, the windows
>> culture has some legacy that may, on occasion, make it slightly harder to
>> use "well behaved" programs, but it's fairly minor these days.
> I strongly agree. Presently, on Windows 7, I have to right-click and
> "Run As Administrator" and then approve the process via UAC to get
> anything done under the default --global setting, in much the same way
> I would have to launch a root terminal and provide my password within
> GNOME (a la gksu) or other *nix environments (Windows doesn't have
> anything like sudo, as far as I know).
> Since it works essentially the same as *nix does, as of Windows 7, I
> see no reason for a different default.
> Jeff Wheeler
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