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setup-1.7: Wrong install directory
- From: Georg Blaschke <ggb at gmx dot de>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:30:17 +0200
- Subject: setup-1.7: Wrong install directory
When installing cygwin (1.7) on a Windows XP machine without
administrator rights the root directory is ignored when
extracting the cygwin packages.
All packages are extracted to C:\cygwin instead.
However, in the root directory specified in the respective
dialog a directory structure is created containing bin/ ,
etc/ , /usr , ... and so on. It seems that the
root directory is not ignored completely.
When installing cygwin using an administrator account
this problem does NOT occur.
Setup-1.7.exe: version 2.6.25
Cygwin: version 1.7.0(0.210/5/3)
Operating system: Windows XP SP2/SP3
This problem might be interesting as the cygwin homepage
states that 'Due to internal changes it is possible to
install a 1.7 release in parallel to a 1.5'.
Unfortunately, when having a restricted user account the old
(1.5) cygwin installation which has been placed under
C:\cygwin might be broken now.