Bug report #1766

Installer skips all files and completes without installing anything

Added by arvydar - over 11 years ago. Updated over 11 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Low
Assignee:nobody -
Category:Build/Install
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:Debian Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:worksforme
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:11826

Description

I have tried several times to install the Windows version of QGIS on a Windows Vista partition of a Macbook running bootcamp that already has QGIS Mac version installed on the mac partition. Windows sees the Windows partition as the "C:" drive and selects "Program Files" as the install directory. The installation appears to go normally untill it shows "Skipped: " and scrolls past all the files before saying "Quantum GIS 1.0.2 has been installed on your computer"

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 11 years ago

I already seen this behaviour when trying to install on Vista on colleagues pc. If I'm not wrong you have to execute the installer as admin/with admin authorization (or something like that, I don't use nor own Vista).

Please give it a try and report back.

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 11 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

As supposed you need to run the installer with admin privileges:

right click on the file -> properties -> compatibility -> run this program as administrator

#3 Updated by arvydar - over 11 years ago

I only have one account on my Vista partition and it is an administrator account. I did manage to get QGIS installed later using the online installer, so all is good now.

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 11 years ago

Replying to [comment:3 arvydar]:

I only have one account on my Vista partition and it is an administrator account.

I guess that this doesn't count much: there are still a bunch of applications you need to do the

right click on the file -> properties -> compatibility -> run this program as administrator

in order to be able to install them on Vista.

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