[fpc-pascal] Windows installer fails to add fpc binaries to PATH

Vincent Snijders vincent.snijders at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 18:43:29 CEST 2012

2012/9/14 Andrew Pennebaker <andrew.pennebaker at gmail.com>:
>> It did work perfectly on my Win7 laptop.
>> You might want to have"administrator privileges whilst installing
>> (IIRC modifying the global PATH variable requires administrator
>> privileges).
> I do have administrator privileges, and the installer could be built to
> modify the user's PATH variable instead of the system global PATH variable.
> Not sure which one the installer currently tries. If the installer does need
> to modify system global PATH, and it failed to do so, it should display an
> error message about this.
In that case is modfies the user's path variable.

> here's the possibility that with your previous experience using Free Pascal,
> you happened to manually modify PATH at some point, and then ran the Free
> Pascal installer. Can you help us rule this out by temporarily removing the
> Free Pascal binaries from your PATH, rerunning the installer, and verifying
> that the installer really does modify PATH? In particular, could you paste
> the results of echo %PATH% before and after you rerun the installer?

Well, I just checked:
around line 253 and further.

It matches my experience.

Maybe you are using Windows ME or older windows versions.


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