Bug report #2455

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

Added by marisn - over 10 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:Closed
Priority:Low
Assignee:nobody -
Category:Windows Package
Affected QGIS version:master Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:fixed/implemented
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:12515

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

History

#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 10 years ago

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

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 9 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.0 to Version 1.7.4

#3 Updated by Paolo Cavallini over 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.7.4 to Version 1.8.0
  • Affected QGIS version set to master
  • Crashes QGIS or corrupts data set to No

#4 Updated by Paolo Cavallini about 8 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 1.8.0 to Version 2.0.0

#5 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

  • Target version changed from Version 2.0.0 to Future Release - Lower Priority

#6 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 6 years ago

  • Category changed from Build/Install to Windows Package

#7 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 3 years ago

  • Pull Request or Patch supplied set to No
  • Regression? set to No
  • Easy fix? set to No

#8 Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 2 years ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed
  • Description updated (diff)
  • Resolution set to fixed/implemented

The install meanwhile requires admin privileges.

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