[issue3881] IDLE won't start in custom directory.
Martin v. Löwis
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Tue Jan 20 21:59:55 CET 2009
Martin v. Löwis <martin at v.loewis.de> added the comment:
> Installing to C:\Program Files\Python\ worked.
> Now we just have to find out WHY it doesn't work with the
> C:\[Programmer/Programmas]\ to C:\Program Files\ link.
With process monitor, I made partial progress (after installing
the German Vista version). It looks like that there is an explicit
Deny ACL entry for read for Everyone in the Programme symlink.
As a consequence, os.listdir(r"c:\programme") fails, even though
os.listdir(r"c:\program files") succeeds. It looks like Tcl wants
to list the contents of the symlink (I'm not yet sure why), and
that this fails (ACCESS_DENIED).
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