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x/build/cmd/release: upgrading Go on windows should prompt with previous installation path #43681

toothrot opened this issue Jan 13, 2021 · 3 comments


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@toothrot toothrot commented Jan 13, 2021

What version of Go are you using (go version)?

Go 1.16beta1

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?


What operating system and processor architecture are you using (go env)?

windows-amd64 or windows-386

What did you do?

Installed Go to a custom path via the msi files on Installed a newer version of Go after that.

What did you expect to see?

I expected the installer to pre-populate my previous installation path in the path field when installing a new version.

What did you see instead?

The default path to install Go populated in the path field in the installation wizard.

Based on @lkarsund's comment here: #42070 (comment)

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@cagedmantis cagedmantis commented Jan 14, 2021

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@nvx nvx commented Feb 17, 2021

I just ran into this on Go1.16 release with the Windows amd64 msi installer. Previous versions were installed at C:\Go\ and previous installers defaulted to that location, while the Go1.16 installer unexpectedly defaulted to installing to C:\Program Files\Go\

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@cagedmantis cagedmantis commented Mar 24, 2021

@nvx the rationale for that change can be found in issue #42070

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