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finish.exe requires .nimble directory to be present in home folder #11676

liquid600pgm opened this issue Jul 6, 2019 · 2 comments


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commented Jul 6, 2019

On Windows, when using finish.exe to install Nim, the .nimble folder must be present. Otherwise, an exception is thrown


> finish.exe

Current Output

Error: unhandled exception: file .nimble\bin' does not exist [OSError]

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Expected Output

The script should proceed without any problems.

Additional Information

This occurs on Nim 0.20.0. Version 0.19.4 worked fine on a Windows VM.


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commented Jul 12, 2019

I have been happened the same problem , And I know you had been found the way to resolve the problem on the irc, but I want to give some tips to other guy who meeting the problem.

By looking up this irc , it might be the finish.exe dont't have the permission to create dirs on the home folder.
So you need to create .nimble/ manually and try running finish.exe.If it still doesn't running,may be you need keep creating .nimble/bin and try running again.

On my pc,it have been run when i did these.

And I organized a blog here


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commented Aug 16, 2019

Fixed in devel.

@Araq Araq closed this Aug 16, 2019

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