Ticket #465 (new defect)
default global install on windows is a problem
|Reported by:||duncan||Owned by:|
Lots of windows users have problems installing things globally. Some are using multi-user systems. More are using Vista where it seems that even when they are running as administrator they cannot install files in C:\Program Files\.
We should revisit the decision to install globally and see if we cannot find a default that works better. Failing by default is bad.
We may also want to try to improve the checking beforehand to check if we would have permissions to write into the target directories. If not we can fail at configure time rather than waiting until install time and failing ungracefully.
This needs someone who knows and cares about windows. Particularly for the Vista aspects.