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Re: [REQUEST] Default library install location
What about installing it in a system directory. and have kicad copy them
over to the user directory on first boot? that would probably work well for
multiuser systems, otherwise you'd have to copy it on every user of the
machine, even future ones.
On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 2:46 AM, Nick Østergaard <oe.nick@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 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
>> e.g. instead of
>> C:\Program Files\KiCad\share\...
>> something like;
>> (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?
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