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Re: Windows install clobbered system PATH

From: -Eluze
Subject: Re: Windows install clobbered system PATH
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2011 04:54:27 -0700 (PDT)

Keith OHara wrote:
> -Eluze <eluzew <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> Luke Bakken wrote:
>> > After running installer, system PATH was clobbered and only had
>> Lilypond
>> > path in 
>> > it. See attached screenshot.
>> > 
>> the semi-colon at the beginning of the field named "variable value" is a
>> strong indicator - if not the proof - that the variable "path" has more
>> in
>> it than only "C:\Program Files\lilypond\usr\bin"!
> Well, yes, but probably only that extra semicolon.

> The LilyPond installer adds the ; at the beginning as well.  
> I installed a second version, and PATH was 
>   C:\Program Files\LilyPond\usr\bin;;C:\Program Files\LilyPondNew\usr\bin
> with two semicolons.
that's the way to add a new dir to PATH - if for any reason the PATH
variable already had a (superfluous) semicolon at the end there will be two
of them. this usually doesn't harm.

i also installed further versions until i had a path of length over 960 -
i'm not sure windows can/will handle the full path but i cannot imagine how
the installer could mis-manage such a simple operation.


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