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Re: Cygwin 1.7.25 issue: Crontab on Windows (was ...1.5.25...)

On 11/26/2013 02:27, Aleksander Panayotov wrote:
It was actually a typo - a missing "2". What I meant was that I tested
it with the 1.7.25 version (the latest one that was on your website
last week) and not with 1.7.5.

Okay, then.

The standard solution here is to set your installer to require UAC. There's a flag for this in MSI, and probably in any other reasonable software installation system. That elevates the actual install process to Admin privileges, so that when it launches cygrunsrv, it will have the permissions it needs to handle the -u flag correctly.

I would suggest not shipping a private copy of Cygwin, but instead ship Cygwin's setup.exe and do your custom minimal installation via its command line interface. That way, you don't have to keep your shipped version up-to-date, you don't have to worry about source code distribution for anything but setup.exe, and you can take advantage of the auto-UAC features of setup.exe.

That latter feature might be enough to sway you all by itself. It means you can run the installation as a normal user, but if they have the ability to do UAC authentication, Cygwin's setup.exe will elevate *that part* of the installation to Admin level automatically.

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