[Geany-Devel] [Geany-devel] Remove MSYS dependency of Geany on Win~1 - VirtualStore data files

Dimitar Zhekov dimitar.zhekov at gmail.com
Tue Dec 11 19:20:33 UTC 2012

On Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:44:20 +0000
Nick Treleaven <nick.treleaven at btinternet.com> wrote:

> On 10/07/2012 12:55, Nick Treleaven wrote:
> >>> 2. A weird problem. Installing from cmd.exe doesn't overwrite
> >>> geany.glade (and maybe some other files) even though it appears to
> >>> succeed. [...]
> So, I did a search for geany.glade and discovered it in:
> c:\Users\Nick\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Program Files\Geany\data
> reading up on the VirtualStore path, I found it gets created when an 
> application tries to write to a system path like Program Files, without 
> the correct privileges. The application then silently receives the 
> VirtualStore versions of files instead. [...]

Now that's a... a system designed without security, attempting to
provide "compatibility" with weird tricks.

What's the situation with geany.exe in this case - doesn't it create
even more problems? The newest win~1 versions are very sinsitive about
replacing executables.

E-gards: Jimmy

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