Setup.exe Problems on Vista

Jim Kleckner
Sun Apr 22 15:57:00 GMT 2007

Brian Dessent wrote:
> "Michael D. Adams" wrote:
>> he workaround for this problem that I have found is to set the
>> *Windows* path to include C:\cygwin\bin before running setup.exe.  So
>> for example this sequence works:
>> set PATH=C:\cygwin\bin;%PATH%
>> setup.exe
>> Then /bin/sh is actually created, the prompt is the usual Cygwin settings, etc.
>> Of course the proper solution would be to find and fix the root cause.
>>  Is this a known bug?  Is there any other info I can provide to help
>> find the root cause? (I'm suspicious that Vista might not allow the
>> program to set PATH.)
> That would be pretty brain dead if Vista did not allow programs to
> modify the PATH.  That would cause about a million failures in Cygwin
> and various programs.

FYI, adding c:\cygwin\bin at the end of the windows global environment
PATH variable fixed an annoying issue that "cystart --explore ." wouldn't
work for me on Vista (64bit).

It was very minor but I suspect this symptom and workaround suggest 
something deeper.


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