Opened 15 years ago

Closed 23 months ago

#206 closed defect (wontfix)

Failure to create user data on single-users win32 systems

Reported by: quicksilver Owned by: nickm
Priority: Low Milestone:
Component: Mixminion-Client Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: quicksilver Actual Points:
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Description (last modified by arma)


There is a problem when running mixminion on single-user win32 systems. Some systems have never been setup with any accounts at all. When mixminion tries to place the user data in the expected user directory (c:\documents and settings\[username]), it fails because the directory does not exist. It is customary on these systems to put the user data in the application's directory.

We have a work-around, discovered by Ed Langenback, that if you put a subdir in the mixminion dir called "~" (no quotes) it will fool mixminion into using that directory for user data. One requirement in using this is that mixminion must always be started and used from it own directory.

[Automatically added by flyspray2trac: Operating System: Windows]

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Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by nickm

Is there a good way to detect whether we're on such a system other then the mere
absence of c:\documents and settings\[username]\ ? I want to distinguish between
the case of having no accounts (and sticking data (ug!) in the application's
directory), and the case of having multiple accounts, but missing a directory for
the current user.

comment:2 Changed 3 years ago by teor

Severity: Normal

Set all open tickets without a severity to "Normal"

comment:3 Changed 23 months ago by arma

Description: modified (diff)
Resolution: Nonewontfix
Status: assignedclosed

mixminion is dead; long live mixminion

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