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RE: How does a script find where Cygwin is installed?
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: Dave Korn <dk at artimi dot com>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 09:26:14 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: RE: How does a script find where Cygwin is installed?
- References: <NUTMEGJFdb13zgiCLL400001135@NUTMEG.CAM.ARTIMI.COM>
- Reply-to: cygwin at cygwin dot com
On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, Dave Korn wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: luke.kendall
> > Sent: 03 September 2004 08:17
> > (I'm doing this to try to ensure that if a SysAdmin user installs
> > Cygwin for the actual owner of the machine, the owner will later have
> > permission to update or even uninstall Cygwin themselves.)
> For this to work, they just need to install it "For all users", don't
Not necessarily. There may be weird inheritable permissions on C:\, which
will propagate to C:\cygwin, and from there to all of the installed files.
The above is one way of fixing this after the fact. Arguably, setup.exe
should check for these kinds of problems before creating C:\cygwin on new
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