[racket] write permissions on AppData planet cache in 6.0

From: John Clements (clements at brinckerhoff.org)
Date: Fri Mar 14 01:46:31 EDT 2014

On Mar 13, 2014, at 4:57 PM, Kathi Fisler <kfisler at cs.wpi.edu> wrote:

> I'm trying to upgrade to v6.0 (32 bit) on Vista.  Installation goes fine, but when I open a long-standing file that loads some planet packages and uses a local collection, I get 
> make-directory: forbidden (write) access to C:\Users\kfisler\AppData\Roaming\Racket\planet\300\6.0\

I’m guessing this is a silly question, but: is this error occurring when you run the file, or is it a message from the as-you-type-compiler? I’ve often seen messages like this that go away when I actually run the program (thus downloading the PLaneT package)—presumably, this is a safety feature that prevents the installation of the Package being triggered just by opening a file.

I’m guessing you already knew this; disregard unless it’s helpful.


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