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Re: GnuTLS for W32

From: Óscar Fuentes
Subject: Re: GnuTLS for W32
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:18:42 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.0.91 (gnu/linux)

Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:


>> Depending on how Emacs was installed, that would require elevated
>> privileges, something ELPA can not ask for, AFAIK.
> FUD.  Emacs is not installed by corporate policies on Windows, so this
> won't happen except in very rare cases.

Have you used MS Windows Vista or Seven lately? If you install Emacs on
"Program Files" Emacs itself does not have write rights to its own
directory (actually, sometimes the OS can fool the app into believing
that it is creating or changing files there, but in reality it is
diverting the operation to somewhere else. Look for "File and Registry
Virtualization" for further info). You must fidle with directory
permissions (that is, shutting down a security measure) for Emacs, or
the user in front of the computer, to alter its contents without
escalating privileges.


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