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From: Greer, Joe (jgreer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-18 09:29:20

> From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
> On Behalf Of Chris Little
> Subject: Re: [boost] [Announce] Boost Installer for Visual C++ 7.1/8.0
> on 5/17/06 5:46 PM, JOAQUIN LOPEZ MU?Z at joaquin_at_[hidden] wrote:
> > It'd be great if the app showed a more sensible explanation
> > of the problem; I'm not so sure whether the default installation
> > dir should be one accessible to all users (for instance,
> > the dir with moniker CSIDL_COMMON_APPDATA, typically
> > "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data".)
> You need to be at least a Power User to write to All Users\Application
> Data
> and Program Files so that isn't really a good option either. There is
> directory guaranteed to be writeable by all users.
> Chris

I think the default should remain "Program Files". Nearly everything
installs there by default and if boost were to do something different
then it could potentially be more confusing. Users without permission
to write to install programs presumably know that and can change the
install directory to some place they have appropriate rights. Of
course, the error message should convey the actual problem, if it can be


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