[IronPython] Default install location and site-packages
fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Tue Oct 6 09:53:46 PDT 2009
Dino Viehland wrote:
> Michael wrote:
>> Curt Hagenlocher wrote:
>>> In principle, allowing unprivileged users to install code into a
>>> location where it can unknowingly be accessed by privileged users is a
>>> security problem. A "per-user" approach is the right one.
> I've just installed some software. Installing that software required that
> I elevate to admin and left that software in a typically global location
> on my machine (either C:\... or C:\Program Files\...) where my normal user
> account does not have writes to access.
> What's the least surprising - that the global location is now suddenly
> writable or that the global location remains writable only be
Your answer seems orthogonal to the question I asked.
As you answered my question with a question perhaps I can do the same:
A user has an installed version of Python and an installed version of
IronPython. He wishes to install a library for both IronPython and
Python so he runs:
python setup.py install
ipy.exe setup.py install
The first succeeds, naturally. Are you saying that it would be *more*
surprising if the second succeeded?
Unfortunately at the moment it fails silently, but an "access denied"
error would not be much more helpful.
All the best,
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