[fpc-pascal] FPC install on windows with limited rights

Graeme Geldenhuys mailinglists at geldenhuys.co.uk
Thu Nov 2 07:48:03 CET 2017


I have a severely locked down laptop (work one) so I can't install 
anything that creates menu shortcuts, desktop icons or goes into 
"Program Files". So I can't run the official Windows FPC installer. I 
don't actually know what is the requirement in Windows to trigger the 
"admin rights" dialog - but the official FPC installer does trigger it, 
so I can't use it.

Is there a way to unpack the installer so I can manually install FPC in 
my home folder? Or is there some other lesser known official Windows 
installer I could use. eg: the FPC Linux installer doesn't require root 
access. Is there a Windows FPC installer that uses the same installer as 
Linux or FreeBSD? A console installer?

I managed to track down a very old FPC 2.6.0 bundled with Lazarus v1 in 
a "portable application" installer. This worked, but it's very old. I 
guess I would go through the tedious process of compiling each FPC 
release myself starting with the 2.6.0 fpc.exe I have - but if there is 
a faster way, I would obviously prefer that.


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