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Re: GnuTLS for W32

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: GnuTLS for W32
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 01:44:24 -0500

> From: Óscar Fuentes <address@hidden>
> Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 00:18:42 +0100
> Eli Zaretskii <address@hidden> writes:
> [snip]
> >> 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.

Irrelevant: we are talking about the same user who already installed
Emacs on that system, so that user will have already solved this
"problem" using one of the few available solutions, be it privilege
elevation, disabling UAC altogether, installing Emacs not in "Program
Files", or something else.

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