Opened 9 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#5270 closed bug (worksforme)

Installing ghc ruins PATH on Windows

Reported by: augustss Owned by: igloo
Priority: highest Milestone: 7.2.1
Component: None Version: 7.0.4
Keywords: Cc:
Operating System: Windows Architecture: Unknown/Multiple
Type of failure: None/Unknown Test Case:
Blocked By: Blocking:
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I installed ghc-7.0.4 on a Windows XP machine and after that the Path environment variable was pretty much destroyed. About half the string was ok, and then it was just junk.

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comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by igloo

Was this installing from this installer?:

Is the problem reproducible for you?

Where are you seeing the corrupted path (e.g. is it when doing "echo %PATH% in a cmd window, or what?)?

How long was the path before installation?

Where were you installing to?

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by igloo

Status: newinfoneeded

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by augustss

I didn't try reproducing it. It's bad enough to have it happen once.

The corrupted PATH was visible both in the control panel and looking at the environment variable in cmd and cygwin.

I'm not sure how long the path was, I never managed to recover it fully. Not overly long, maybe 1k.

I was installing to the default location.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by igloo

Status: infoneedednew

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by igloo

Milestone: 7.2.1
Owner: set to igloo
Priority: normalhighest

I'll see if I can reproduce it with the 7.2.1 RC, when we have one.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by igloo

Resolution: worksforme
Status: newclosed

I can't reproduce this. Please reopen if you find a way to reproduce it.

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