2.3.0rc1 won't start on Windows XP
I can't get 2.3.0 rc1 to start on Windows XP after installing using the installer.
The shortcuts are broken, and double-clicking on kepler.exe and module-manager.exe doesn't do anything.
#1 Updated by Derik Barseghian about 8 years ago
This is caused by the existence of the file use.keplerdata, e.g. C:\Program Files\Kepler-2.3\build-area\use.keplerdata .
It looks like use.keplerdata is currently always created and included in the installers. I don't know why. I thought KeplerData\kepler.modules was only supposed to be used as a place to download modules when a user doesn't have permission to download into the kepler application folder.
I also see that KeplerData\kepler.modules\build-area contains files like install-id.txt, modules.txt, current-suite.txt. If these are not modified by the build-system, the module manager, and during installation of a new kepler, it seems like we will have problems like bug#5458.
David, can you clarify when KeplerData\kepler.modules is supposed to be used?
#2 Updated by David Welker about 8 years ago
This directory, as you suggest, is only for downloaded modules. The build system first looks relative to itself, and only if it doesn't find the module does it look in KeplerData/kepler.modules.
However, this folder is typically used regardless of whether the user has permissions or not. The system does not differ in where downloads occur due to permissions.
I am not sure if I am answering your question, so please let me know if you have any follow up questions.