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Title: use Windows' default programs location.
Type: enhancement Stage:
Components: Windows Versions:
process
Status: closed Resolution: rejected
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Assigned To: tim.peters Nosy List: thegoldenear, tim.peters
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2003-10-05 08:55 by thegoldenear, last changed 2003-10-05 18:09 by tim.peters. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg18559 - (view) Author: Pete Boyd (thegoldenear) Date: 2003-10-05 08:55
The Python 2.3.2 installer chooses its own
program-specific installation location of c:\python23.
instead it should be using Windows' default location,
so that it matches whatever place I have chosen to
install programs to. this would save people always
having to manually change the location. for example on
my systems I use d:\programs and out-of-the-box Windows
defaults to c:\Program Files
msg18560 - (view) Author: Tim Peters (tim.peters) * (Python committer) Date: 2003-10-05 18:09
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The Python installer used to do this.  We won't do it again.  
By default, we pick a directory on the boot drive with no 
embedded spaces, and one equal to its DOS 8.3 name.  
Violating any of those creates needless problems, so we won't 
violate it by default.  You're of course free to chose a 
different directory, in which case you can solve the problems 
you create for yourself.
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