PuTTY wish installer-addpath
summary: Add path to PuTTY programs to PATH in Windows installer
class: wish: This is a request for an enhancement.
difficulty: tricky: Needs many tuits.
priority: low: We aren't sure whether to fix this or not.
fixed-in: 0.67 5c5879b99d2a0785095a384f48a2d934e1b2d4c5
We occasionally get asked to add an option in the Windows installer
package to add the command-line programs such as PSCP and Plink to the
On Win95/98/Me, this probably involves automatically modifying
AUTOEXEC.BAT, which is probably not something we want to go
On NT-class systems, it's a bit better, as we can do this by
modifying a Registry entry, and even prod running programs to pick
it up. However, it's probably not possible to do this in a
reversible way, so it would probably stay on the PATH
even after uninstallation, which is bad. (We haven't actually
tried this yet.)
One suggested solution is to use
Update, 2016-03: the MSI-format installer available starting
with 0.67 has an option for this.
(The git commit id listed in Fixed-in is actually after 0.67,
even though 0.67 has an MSI installer. That's not an error; I prepared
the 0.67 MSI ad-hoc, after 0.67 itself was released.)
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