#820 Installer fails if Desktop is read-only

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2013-12-16
2011-07-30
Anonymous
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The installer fails if the desktop is read-only. When it tries to create the desktop icon, it gives warning 1909 and then fails with 2902. Installation aborts.

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    Anonymous - 2011-07-30

    DxDiag output

     
  • Nicos Gollan

    Nicos Gollan - 2011-07-30

    Just out of morbid curiosity, in what kind of environment would you be able to run an installer requiring admin privileges, but to to create a link on the desktop?

     
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    Anonymous - 2011-07-30

    This would be an environment where the desktop folders have been made read-only intentionally for the very purpose of keeping icons off the desktop. For most installers, this isn't an issue, but Mumble's installer fails.

     
  • Stefan H.

    Stefan H. - 2011-07-30

    I'm not convinced this is a bug. Not having permissions required for complete installation looks like a very good reason for the installation to fail.

    Sounds more like you want an option to not have the installer create shortcuts on install which would be a feature request.

    Other thoughts on this?

     
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    Anonymous - 2011-07-31

    I would say that if the option was selected to install the icon, but the icon couldn't be made, then failure is acceptable. However, if there is no option then failing because the desktop icon couldn't be made may just frustrate users whose desktop can't be written to for various reasons. Whether this is to remain a bug or feature, to me, depends on whether there the desktop icon is an option.

     
  • DeciusMagnus

    DeciusMagnus - 2012-11-02

    I was able to install with snapshot 1.2.3-515-gdf56b92 while still having a read-only desktop.

     
  • Kissaki

    Kissaki - 2013-12-16
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