D7168: packaging: install .rc files to hgrc.d
indygreg (Gregory Szorc)
phabricator at mercurial-scm.org
Thu Oct 24 23:19:49 EDT 2019
indygreg added a comment.
In D7168#105269 <https://phab.mercurial-scm.org/D7168#105269>, @mharbison72 wrote:
> Is it a good idea to encourage people to modify the installation directory? I thought it was off limits on Windows, though a custom file does seem to survive an uninstall/install cycle of thg.
> I do miss having a global directory like `/etc/mercurial/hgrc.d`. Loading relative to the exe isn't exactly global, since a vanilla hg vs a thg install will use different directories. I wonder if we can slip in a global directory under %ProgramData% or %AppData% or similar.
I agree that we should consider a better solution here. The compatibility story on Windows is not great and there's lots of room for improvement.
Looking in %ProgramData% or %AppData% in addition to a directory next to the executable and in your home directory feels appropriate. As you say, it mirrors on POSIX works with `/etc`.
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