[llvm-dev] [RFC] LLVM Busybox Proposal
David Blaikie via llvm-dev
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Wed Jun 23 06:57:35 PDT 2021
On Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 6:28 AM Ben Craig via llvm-dev <
llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> I agree that the official installation case probably isn't an issue.
> There are unofficial installation cases that are more annoying. I
> wouldn't be able to just zip up my llvm dir and hand it to someone else to
> unzip like I can today.
> The just-built case is a bigger deal. I do most of my development on
> Windows from a standard account (non-admin, non-developer). That's largely
> by choice, but some IT departments are much more picky. If I need to
> install something, then I open a distinct admin command prompt.
> Requiring development mode to be turned on for LLVM dev is similar to
> requiring Linux devs to build as root (or at least making a few new
> programs setuid root).
None of this would be required - it looks like the discussion is only about
an optional build mode that would be opt-in and beneficial to some folks.
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: llvm-dev <llvm-dev-bounces at lists.llvm.org> On Behalf Of David
> > Chisnall via llvm-dev
> > Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 3:36 AM
> > To: llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
> > Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [llvm-dev] [RFC] LLVM Busybox Proposal
> > On 21/06/2021 22:18, Ben Craig via llvm-dev wrote:
> > > Do you have a plan for Windows? Sym links on Windows are mostly
> > > limited to administrators and developer mode.
> > Is that a problem? Installers generally run with administrator rights
> > for example, requires running from an Administrator PowerShell and that's
> > how most folks I know install LLVM on Windows).
> > Developers generally need to enable developer mode if they want to run
> > things that they've built (and doing so is a single toggle switch in
> Settings, so
> > it's not a massive obstacle). It should be fairly easy to try running
> > during CMake if this option is enabled and, if it fails, error out and
> tell the
> > person running the build to either enable developer mode or switch to
> > separate-program builds.
> > David
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