Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#1489 closed defect (wontfix)

winGRASS: don't even try to install if C:\Programms\GRASS XX not writable

Reported by: neteler Owned by: grass-dev@…
Priority: normal Milestone: 6.4.2
Component: Installation Version: 6.4.2 RCs
Keywords: Cc: Luigi Ponti
CPU: Unspecified Platform: MSWindows XP

Description

The installer should test if the target directory is writable. If not, stop with "Administrator rights needed to install GRASS GIS".

Otherwise this happens:

Create folder: C:\Documents and Settings\netelerm.INTRA\Documenti\GIS DataBase
Output folder: C:\Programmi\GRASS 6.4RC1\icons
Skipped: GRASS.ico
Skipped: GRASS_Web.ico
Skipped: GRASS_tcltk.ico
Skipped: GRASS_MSys.ico
...

Change History (4)

comment:1 by hellik, 11 years ago

see http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/986#comment:5

and http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/browser/grass/branches/releasebranch_6_4/mswindows/GRASS-Installer.nsi#L104

104 ;Request application privileges for Windows Vista 105 RequestExecutionLevel admin

I've changed this long time ago to above.

so by a double click on the wingrass-installer you should be asked (by a windows message box) if you want to proceed with admin rights to install wingrass.

tested here with winxp, winvista, win7 and I'm asked in all cases.

what's your situation?

best regards Helmut

in reply to:  1 ; comment:2 by neteler, 11 years ago

Replying to hellik:

see http://trac.osgeo.org/grass/ticket/986#comment:5

As "silly user" I double-clicked (with left) the installer. Nothing was asked and it just started.

...

so by a double click on the wingrass-installer you should be asked (by a windows message box) if you want to proceed with admin rights to install wingrass.

tested here with winxp, winvista, win7 and I'm asked in all cases.

what's your situation?

Here XP and nothing has been asked. I am using 6.4.2RC1 release.

best Markus

in reply to:  2 comment:3 by hellik, 11 years ago

Replying to neteler:

...

so by a double click on the wingrass-installer you should be asked (by a windows message box) if you want to proceed with admin rights to install wingrass.

tested here with winxp, winvista, win7 and I'm asked in all cases.

what's your situation?

Here XP and nothing has been asked. I am using 6.4.2RC1 release.

... written to fast ... my winxp-laptop is now a ubuntu box ;o), so nothing to test winxp here anymore:

104 ;Request application privileges for Windows Vista

it's only for WinVista and above.

on WinXp right click and "run as admin" should be the way installing programs. it's an old issue with winxp, just google it ... ;o)

best Helmut

comment:4 by neteler, 11 years ago

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

Thanks, then we consider XP as old and this report as wontfix. :)

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