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Id: 32452
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Perl-Dist-Strawberry

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Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: brianski [...] cpan.org
john [...] burghhouse.com
ml [...] akana.de
sharifulin [...] gmail.com
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Severity: Normal
Broken in: 0.1.2
Fixed in: (no value)



Subject: installer does not allow choice of install path
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In Strawberry Perl's 5.10.0 final installer, there is no choice for an installation directory. Cluttering up the top level directory without a choice is bad form. Under windows I put all apps that might potentially have issues with whitespace (either because of a unix pedigree or being very old) under \apps\, and having a seperate c:\strawberry is kind of a drag. Besides that, though, great work! It and cygwin even stay out of each other's hair! Cheers, Brian
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #32452] installer does not allow choice of install path
Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:00:10 +1100
To: bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry [...] rt.cpan.org
From: "Adam Kennedy" <adamkennedybackup [...] gmail.com>
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The problem is due to Perl needing a path pre-compiled in, changing it is non-trivial. 5.10.0 is supposed to fix this, but some of the stuff around the edges like CPAN configuration is not ready yet. Adam K On 20/01/2008, Brian Szymanski via RT <bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry@rt.cpan.org> wrote: Show quoted text
> > > Sun Jan 20 05:44:42 2008: Request 32452 was acted upon. > Transaction: Ticket created by BRIANSKI > Queue: Perl-Dist-Strawberry > Subject: installer does not allow choice of install path > Broken in: 0.1.2 > Severity: Normal > Owner: Nobody > Requestors: ski-cpan@allafrica.com > Status: new > Ticket <URL: http://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=32452 > > > > In Strawberry Perl's 5.10.0 final installer, there is no choice for an > installation directory. Cluttering up the top level directory without a > choice is bad form. Under windows I put all apps that might potentially > have issues with whitespace (either because of a unix pedigree or being > very old) under \apps\, and having a seperate c:\strawberry is kind of a > drag. > > Besides that, though, great work! It and cygwin even stay out of each > other's hair! > > Cheers, > Brian >
Subject: Installation path
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Hi! I want to install Strawberry Perl Distr not in C:\, i.e. - E:\. I can't do it. I installed it in C:\, move to E:\, fix env variable Path and fix CPAN\MyConfig.pm. Done. Please, add support to install Strawberry Perl to any disk. Thanks.
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Marking stalled, at this time there's absolutely nothing I can do about this until problems in Perl itself are resolved to support this.
Subject: Installer bug: Doesn't ask for installation path
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 20:53:35 +0200
To: bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry [...] rt.cpan.org
From: "Ingo Korb" <ml [...] akana.de>
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Hi! The Win32 installer "strawberry-perl-5.10.0.2.exe" does not ask for the path to install to and always installs in "C:\strawberry". On this XP box C: is a 1G drive with ~120MB free space so the installation fails with "There is not enough space on the disk". Windows XP itself is installed on D:. Proposed solution: The installer should ask for the target path for installation. If there is a technical requirement for installing in ?:\strawberry it should ask for a drive, defaulting to the drive of %windir%. If there is a requirement to install in c:\strawberry this should be mentioned before any files are copied. -ik
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #40017] Installer bug: Doesn't ask for installation path
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2008 22:42:04 +1100
To: bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry [...] rt.cpan.org
From: "Adam Kennedy" <adamkennedybackup [...] gmail.com>
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The fixed string "C:\strawberry" must be the installation path (for now) due to know issues in Perl itself that we are (slowly) addressing. There's also very little I can currently do to modify the way the installer is built. HOWEVER, I have a lot more options once I move over to MSI installer, so I shall investigate the size issue then (there's a method in MSI to provide advice to the installer on how big the installation is). Adam K 2008/10/14 Ingo Korb via RT <bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry@rt.cpan.org>: Show quoted text
> Mon Oct 13 14:54:03 2008: Request 40017 was acted upon. > Transaction: Ticket created by ml@akana.de > Queue: Perl-Dist-Strawberry > Subject: Installer bug: Doesn't ask for installation path > Broken in: (no value) > Severity: (no value) > Owner: Nobody > Requestors: ml@akana.de > Status: new > Ticket <URL: http://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=40017 > > > > Hi! > > The Win32 installer "strawberry-perl-5.10.0.2.exe" does not ask for the > path to install to and always installs in "C:\strawberry". On this XP > box C: is a 1G drive with ~120MB free space so the installation fails > with "There is not enough space on the disk". Windows XP itself is > installed on D:. > > Proposed solution: The installer should ask for the target path for > installation. If there is a technical requirement for installing in > ?:\strawberry it should ask for a drive, defaulting to the drive of > %windir%. If there is a requirement to install in c:\strawberry this > should be mentioned before any files are copied. > -ik > > > >
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On my machine the issue is somewhat worse than just not having enough disk space. I don't have a C: drive at all! I have D: (one dvd reader/writer), an e: (another dvd reader/writer) and an H: which is the main disk. I cannot remember how this came about (might have been something to do with multiple boots and linux). Martin -- Martin J. Evans Wetherby, UK
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #40017] Installer bug: Doesn't ask for installation path
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 10:34:48 +1000
To: bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Adam Kennedy <adamkennedybackup [...] gmail.com>
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As a temporary fix, the Portable version should be installable on this drive. Adam K 2009/6/16 Martin J Evans via RT <bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry@rt.cpan.org>: Show quoted text
>       Queue: Perl-Dist-Strawberry >  Ticket <URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=40017 > > > On my machine the issue is somewhat worse than just not having enough > disk space. I don't have a C: drive at all! I have D: (one dvd > reader/writer), an e: (another dvd reader/writer) and an H: which is the > main disk. I cannot remember how this came about (might have been > something to do with multiple boots and linux). > > Martin > -- > Martin J. Evans > Wetherby, UK >
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On Mon Jun 15 20:35:07 2009, adamkennedybackup@gmail.com wrote: Show quoted text
> As a temporary fix, the Portable version should be installable on this > drive. > > Adam K
Adam, Sorry I did not reply earlier, I never saw a rt email reply to my posting. Thanks for the info, I'll give that a try and report back. Martin -- Martin J. Evans Wetherby, UK
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This is a problem for me as well. I have a machine that has neither C: nor D: (its system drive is E:), so neither installer package works. The ActiveState ActivePerl installer is able to handle arbitrary install drive letters.
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #32452] installer does not allow choice of install path
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2009 11:35:10 +1000
To: bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Adam Kennedy <adamkennedybackup [...] gmail.com>
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The Zip version of Strawberry is slightly more complex to install, but is the solution provided for unusual cases. Adam K 2009/8/6 Andrew Medico via RT <bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry@rt.cpan.org> Show quoted text
> Queue: Perl-Dist-Strawberry > Ticket <URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=32452 > > > This is a problem for me as well. I have a machine that has neither C: > nor D: (its system drive is E:), so neither installer package works. > > The ActiveState ActivePerl installer is able to handle arbitrary install > drive letters. >
Subject: At present, Strawberry Perl must be installed in C:\strawberry
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2009 15:09:38 -0000
To: <bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry [...] rt.cpan.org>
From: "John Turner" <john [...] burghhouse.com>
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Please could you advise when this limitation is scheduled to be rectified? John Turner Burgh House Limited, Business Solutions Just imagine . . . <http://www.burghhouse.com/> www.burghhouse.com Burgh House, Barren Ground, Blue Hill, Island of St. Helena STHL 1ZZ (+290) 3235 NOTICE TO RECIPIENTS: This communication and any attachments are confidential, meant solely for the intended recipient of the transmission, and may be a communication privileged by law. Access to this by anyone else is unauthorised. If you received this communication in error or are not the intended recipient, any review, use, dissemination, distribution, copying of this communication or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the author by reply and then kindly delete the communication. Thank you. Please save trees: only print this email where absolutely necessary.
Subject: At present, Strawberry Perl must be installed in C:\strawberry
The plan is for the January 2010 release to deal with this.
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #49856] At present, Strawberry Perl must be installed in C:\strawberry
Date: Sat, 26 Sep 2009 15:53:15 +1000
To: bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Adam Kennedy <adamkennedybackup [...] gmail.com>
The primary problem relating to this bug is that some parts of the Perl and C toolchain do not adequately support spaces in paths. This has been a problem for a long time, but over the last 3 months we've started to make some headway into upgrading various parts of the toolchain. Once everything has been upgraded to support spaces, and some work is done in the installer to support moving the install path around, we'll enable arbitrary installation paths. I'd hope to see this fixed in the next 3-4 release cycles, so the Jul 2010 release makes a reasonable target. Adam K 2009/9/21 John Turner via RT <bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry@rt.cpan.org>: Show quoted text
> Sun Sep 20 11:10:32 2009: Request 49856 was acted upon. > Transaction: Ticket created by john@burghhouse.com >       Queue: Perl-Dist-Strawberry >     Subject: At present, Strawberry Perl must be installed in C:\strawberry >   Broken in: (no value) >    Severity: (no value) >       Owner: Nobody >  Requestors: john@burghhouse.com >      Status: new >  Ticket <URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=49856 > > > > Please could you advise when this limitation is scheduled to be rectified? > John Turner > Burgh House Limited, Business Solutions      Just imagine . . . >  <http://www.burghhouse.com/> www.burghhouse.com > Burgh House, Barren Ground, Blue Hill, Island of St. Helena STHL 1ZZ > (+290) 3235 > NOTICE TO RECIPIENTS:  This communication and any attachments are > confidential, meant solely for the intended recipient of the transmission, > and may be a communication privileged by law. Access to this by anyone else > is unauthorised. If you received this communication in error or are not the > intended recipient, any review, use, dissemination, distribution, copying of > this communication or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on > it, is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this > communication in error, please notify the author by reply and then kindly > delete the communication. Thank you. > Please save trees: only print this email where absolutely necessary. > > > Please could you advise when this limitation is scheduled to be rectified? > John Turner > Burgh House Limited, Business Solutions      Just imagine . . . > www.burghhouse.com > Burgh House, Barren Ground, Blue Hill, Island of St. Helena STHL 1ZZ        (+290) 3235 > NOTICE TO RECIPIENTS:  This communication and any attachments are confidential, meant solely for the intended recipient of the transmission, and may be a communication privileged by law. Access to this by anyone else is unauthorised. If you received this communication in error or are not the intended recipient, any review, use, dissemination, distribution, copying of this communication or any action taken or omitted to be taken in reliance on it, is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify the author by reply and then kindly delete the communication. Thank you. > Please save trees: only print this email where absolutely necessary. >
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Le Sam. Sep. 26 01:53:34 2009, adam@ali.as a écrit : Show quoted text
> The primary problem relating to this bug is that some parts of the > Perl and C toolchain do not adequately support spaces in paths.
Are there some bugs opened on some Perl modules that need to be fixed? Pointing to them from here might help to get someone to provide patches. Show quoted text
> This has been a problem for a long time, but over the last 3 months > we've started to make some headway into upgrading various parts of the > toolchain. Once everything has been upgraded to support spaces, and > some work is done in the installer to support moving the install path > around, we'll enable arbitrary installation paths.
The first step would be to allow a custom install space without spaces, isn't it? -- Olivier Mengué - http://o.mengue.free.fr/
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On Sat Sep 26 08:22:26 2009, DOLMEN wrote: Show quoted text
> The first step would be to allow a custom install space without spaces, > isn't it?
I don't need no stinkin' spaces in my install path, so I would value greatly a release that included some functionality to change the path, even if it was not allowed to use a path with spaces.
Subject: Re: [rt.cpan.org #32452] At present, Strawberry Perl must be installed in C:\strawberry
Date: Sun, 27 Sep 2009 01:31:56 +1000
To: bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry [...] rt.cpan.org
From: Adam Kennedy <adamkennedybackup [...] gmail.com>
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Unfortunately, it turns out that allowing you to customise the path, but prevent you using spaces, is harder again that just allowing you to change it... Adam K 2009/9/27 Brian Szymanski via RT <bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry@rt.cpan.org>: Show quoted text
>       Queue: Perl-Dist-Strawberry >  Ticket <URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=32452 > > > On Sat Sep 26 08:22:26 2009, DOLMEN wrote:
>> The first step would be to allow a custom install space without spaces, >> isn't it?
> > I don't need no stinkin' spaces in my install path, so I would value > greatly a release that included some functionality to change the path, > even if it was not allowed to use a path with spaces. > >
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For those monitoring this bug, I'm glad to say that April 2010 releases using 5.12.0 are installable in other directories than C:\strawberry.


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