New release of setup.exe (

Robert Collins
Thu Mar 13 20:57:00 GMT 2003

I'm happy to announce a new release of setup.exe. It will *improve* the
display of permissions for use with the ntsec setting of cygwin (which
is the default now) in the majority of cases. More fine tuning may be
needed but our calls for exhaustive testing have met the same fate as
the calls to test this set of snapshots of setup.exe.

Two things pose some concern to Pierre, who developed the setup/ntsec
code: domain users and the Windows popup asking if setup should run as

An additional change in this release is the ability to use http proxies
that require a username with an empty password.

To download this version, simply click on the 'install cygwin now' link
on the cygwin homepage, or wait for setup.exe to be copied out to your
preferred mirror.


2003-03-05  Max Bowsher  <>

        * (save_dialog): Allocate an empty string if the password is
        null, so that an empty password is accepted elsewhere in setup.
        (check_if_enable_ok): An empty password is OK.

2003-03-04  Pavel Tsekov  <>

        * (compress_gz::construct): Always initialize key members
        to ensure the destructor does the right thing.

2003-02-28  Max Bowsher  <>

        * (set_default_sec): Add logging.

2002-11-26  Robert Collins  <>

        Backport from HEAD
        * (etc_profile): Remove.
        (make_etc_profile): Remove.
        (uexists): Remove.
        (make_passwd_group): Remove.
        (do_desktop_setup): Don't call removed functions.

2003-02-28  Max Bowsher  <>

        Backport from HEAD
        * (%.o: %.rc): Make windres use $(CC) not hardcoded gcc.
        (inilint_LDADD): Remove -lstdc++.
        (setup_LDADD): Ditto.

2003-02-28  Pierre Humblet  <>

        Backported by Pavel Tsekov <>
        * (set_default_dacl): Replace with set_default_sec.
        (set_default_sec): Attempt to change the default group to
        Users or Administrators if it is None, in addition to setting
        Everyone in the default DACL.
        (main): Call set_default_sec instead of set_default_dacl.
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