Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 13 years ago

#2455 new bug

Windows installer doesn't warn user if it can't create directories

Reported by: marisn Owned by: nobody
Priority: major: does not work as expected Milestone: Version 1.7.0
Component: Build/Install Version: 1.4.0
Keywords: windows installer Cc:
Must Fix for Release: No Platform: Windows
Platform Version: Awaiting user input: no

Description

Current version of QGIS Windows installer (1.4.0 standalone) gives no warning to user if user has no write permission to selected installation folder. I.e. when installer is running as user (not admin) and destination is "Program FileZ" or other ro folder.

Correct solution would be something like this pseudocode (I have no idea how installer works): "mkdir $foo; if $? <> 0 { echo 'You have no permission. Try to run as admin!'; exit 1; }"

See related #1766

Change History (2)

comment:1 by lutra, 13 years ago

is this just a Vista/Seven problem or does affect also XP?

comment:2 by pcav, 13 years ago

Milestone: Version 1.5.0Version 1.6.0
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