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0009148CMakeCPackpublic2009-06-12 18:552011-05-02 14:45
ReporterCory W Quammen 
Assigned ToDavid Cole 
PlatformOSOS Version
Product VersionCMake-2-6 
Target VersionCMake 2.8.4Fixed in VersionCMake 2.8.4 
Summary0009148: Cannot change default program installation directory with NSIS generator
DescriptionThe file provides no way to change the default root program installation directory. This line shows why:


$PROGRAMFILES is taken from the environment variable ProgramFiles in Windows and typically evaluates to C:\Program Files on most systems.

It would be nice to change $PROGRAMFILES to another CPack variable, something like CPACK_PACKAGE_INSTALL_DIRECTORY_ROOT. The default value of this variable should be $PROGRAMFILES to preserve the current behavior.

Lines 28 and 900 in revision 1.36 of /Modules/ are relevant to this request.
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related to 0009094closedKitware Robot NSIS needs to detect 32-bit/64-bit packaging projects 

David Cole (manager)
2009-12-16 19:24

The title of this issue is worded a little too strongly:
"*Cannot* change default program installation directory with NSIS generator"

There is a way you can do it, at least as a workaround until this issue is addressed...

Make your own copy of the file
Put it in a directory named "${CMAKE_CURRENT_SOURCE_DIR}/CMake"
Make edits to your own file as needed
Put this in your CMakeLists.txt file:


CPack will now use your file instead of the built-in one.
David Cole (manager)
2011-01-10 10:10

Fixed by this commit, just pushed to 'next':;a=commitdiff;h=5c3b0c1f4c2d00cc3adf036c5ff05917cea84cd7 [^]

Should make it into 2.8.4...
David Cole (manager)
2011-05-02 14:45

Closing resolved issues that have not been updated in more than 3 months.

 Issue History
Date Modified Username Field Change
2009-06-12 18:55 Cory W Quammen New Issue
2009-09-14 14:50 Bill Hoffman Status new => assigned
2009-09-14 14:50 Bill Hoffman Assigned To => David Cole
2009-12-16 19:24 David Cole Note Added: 0018937
2009-12-16 19:25 David Cole Priority normal => low
2010-12-17 07:41 David Cole Target Version => CMake 2.8.4
2011-01-10 09:40 David Cole Relationship added related to 0009094
2011-01-10 10:10 David Cole Note Added: 0024531
2011-01-10 10:10 David Cole Status assigned => resolved
2011-01-10 10:10 David Cole Fixed in Version => CMake 2.8.4
2011-01-10 10:10 David Cole Resolution open => fixed
2011-05-02 14:45 David Cole Note Added: 0026327
2011-05-02 14:45 David Cole Status resolved => closed

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