Network installation still fails, Windows 7 only

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Jun 21 12:04:00 GMT 2016

On Jun 21 09:01, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> I had recently reported that an old network installation problem, that had
> been resolved meanwhile, reappeared:
> As an additional observation, on the same machine, there is also a virtual
> machine running Windows XP. From that, I can use setup.exe and seamlessly
> update cygwin which is then also available in the Windows 7 host
> environment. Running setup.exe from Windows 7 directly still fails with the
> described symptoms.
> There must be something weird about interpretation of access rights using
> the Windows 7 API.
> As an idea, perhaps someone familiar with setup.exe could check whether at
> any place access is rejected due to interpretation of access rights without
> actually trying the access?

Setup usually doesn't explicitely check access, it only sets ACLs
POSIX-like.  How does the ACL look like (icacls *and* getfacl output,
please) it complains about?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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