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Re: [REQUEST] Default library install location


It is problematic in various ways. There may be some way to achieve this in
the windows installer, but I need to investigate this. I don't know about
the macos installer.

On linux, I don't know how this should be done if we want to provide normal
packages for this. I think it would be better if we integrate a better
downloaded (AND UPDATER) kicad to handle this. Alternatively it could be a
user script, for example a python script which we should be able to make
quite portable, also given that we are sort of sure we have the python env
for a proper kicad installation.

2017-11-08 8:02 GMT+01:00 Oliver Walters <oliver.henry.walters@xxxxxxxxx>:

> To the package maintainers:
> For v5 release, can the default library install path be set to a user
> directory rather than program directory that may require administrator
> rights?
> e.g. instead of
> C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\...
> or
> /usr/share/kicad/...
> something like;
> C:\Users\Oliver\KiCad\...
> /home/Oliver/KiCad
> (Not necessarily those paths but something like that).
> A lot of users are reporting issues with being able to download or modify
> library files, due to user privileges.
> How attainable is such a change before v5 release?
> Thanks,
> Oliver
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