[kepler-dev] [Bug 3242] - dlls should not go in c:/Windows/System32

bugzilla-daemon at ecoinformatics.org bugzilla-daemon at ecoinformatics.org
Tue Oct 28 15:07:39 PDT 2008


cxh at eecs.berkeley.edu changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
           Severity|normal                      |major
           Priority|P3                          |P2

------- Comment #1 from cxh at eecs.berkeley.edu  2008-10-28 15:07 -------
The ant build failed for me under Windows:

c:\tmp\cxh\src\kepler\build.xml:210: Failed to copy
c:\tmp\cxh\src\kepler\lib\jri.dll to c:\WINDOWS\system32\jri.dll due to
java.io.FileNotFoundException c:\WINDOWS\system32\jri.dll (Access is denied)

The problem is that I'm not administrator on this machine in part because
Eclipse is poorly behaved if multiple users are administrator
and accessing a shared Eclipse installation.

A larger problem is that I consider it to be a bug to copy dlls to
c:\Windows\system32.  Usually this results in instability because
multiple apps try to update files in this directory.  A better 
and safer installation is to put the dll in a directory and tweak the
user's path.

I'm changing this to a p2/major bug because the bug prevents new users 
who are not administrator from compiling from sources.  Feel free to downgrade

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