[FWTools] PATH Variable set by FWTools Windows Installer

Even Rouault even.rouault at mines-paris.org
Sat Dec 19 16:09:05 EST 2009


The regular FWTools distribution doesn't seem to alter the User Variable 
Path for me. The path is just changed when you run "setfw.bat" . I 
suspect that what you observe is something specific to the QLandkarteGT 
0.16 installation

Best regards,


Helmut Schmidt a écrit :
> Hello,
> I think that I have observed a problem with the way the FWTools Windows 
> Installer is setting the PATH Variable.
> I have seen this with FWTools 2.4.6 and also with FWTools 2.4.2 (as part 
> of the QLandkarteGT 0.16 installation) on two different computers 
> running Windows XP.
> 1.) It seems the the User Variable Path is overwritten by the installer, 
> instead of appending to the existing content
> 2.) The content which is set is
> As result of the %PATH% within, the PATH visble to applications contains 
> the value of the System Variable PATH twice: one time because of 
> concatenation of User and System variable, the other time because of the 
> expansion of the %PATH% in the User variables.
> Best Regards,
> Helmut Schmidt
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