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`.

REPOSITORY
  rHG Mercurial

CHANGES SINCE LAST ACTION
  https://phab.mercurial-scm.org/D7168/new/

REVISION DETAIL
  https://phab.mercurial-scm.org/D7168

To: indygreg, #hg-reviewers
Cc: mharbison72, mercurial-devel


More information about the Mercurial-devel mailing list