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RE: Suggestion for setup

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Collins []
> Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2002 11:44 PM
> To: Stephano Mariani;
> Subject: RE: Suggestion for setup
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Stephano Mariani [] 
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2002 7:29 AM
> > To:
> > Subject: Suggestion for setup
> > 
> > 
> > Perhaps this is already on the wish list, but it would be 
> > useful if setup could set the CYGWIN variable up with (at 
> > least) ntsec on NT/2K/XP, and set correct file permissions 
> > and ownerships under cygwin for the files it installs.
> It's been suggested, but it isn't currently available. If you wish to
> implement it, patches will be considered.

On the same ground, it would be nice if, when creating /etc/passwd and
/etc/group, setup.exe pass the "-d" flag to mkpasswd/mkgroup; otherwise,
ntsec is almost unusable for the (vast majority of) NT/2k/XP users that
happen to be in a Windows domain.

I don't know what happens if "mkpasswd -d" is used on 9x/Me if not in a
domain, but this seems harmless on NT/2k/XP, so always passing -d seems
harmless in these cases.

In fact for our own use, we package cygwin on the same CD as our own product
(with full source of course) and our own install procedure just overwrites
(after asking the user) the cygwin-setup generated files by calling
mk{passwd,group} with "-d".

Sorry for not providing a patch, but it should be fairly straightforward for
anybody used to working on setup.exe sources :-)


Bernard Dautrevaux
Microprocess Ingenierie
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