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Weird %SystemDrive% directories
- From: Thomas Wolff <towo at towo dot net>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2010 11:10:56 +0100 (CET)
- Subject: Weird %SystemDrive% directories
On my home machine, setup keeps creating subdirectory trees when installing certain packages, like:
/E/cygwin/%SystemDrive%/Dokumente und Einstellungen/towo/Anwendungsdaten/Microsoft/SystemCertificates/My/Certificates
/E/cygwin/%SystemDrive%/Dokumente und Einstellungen/towo/Anwendungsdaten/Microsoft/SystemCertificates/My/CRLs
/E/cygwin/%SystemDrive%/Dokumente und Einstellungen/towo/Anwendungsdaten/Microsoft/SystemCertificates/My/CTLs
(I had mentioned this before in a side note, http://www.cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2009-11/msg00041.html,
but didn't follow up so far because it's not really harmful.)
By the names, my guess was it's somehow related to access rights handling, maybe ACLs.
This is on a FAT drive (USB-connected) on Windows XP home.
I have now noticed that there are a few more directory trees of the same name and structure, in:
/lib (i.e. /E/cygwin/lib)
/usr/share/terminfo/* (in every subdirectory)
/... (one more, don't remember)
and this seems to correlate with those directories in which
chmod is applied to some files during postinstall.
Does that give a clue on the cause?