Setup.exe (v2.609) Primary Group Problem

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Dec 10 09:34:00 GMT 2008

On Dec  9 14:14, Matt Rice wrote:
> My understanding was that when I ran setup.exe, new files would have
> my primary group (the way I had it set up in /etc/passwd). I was eager
> to try it out since the current stable version of setup.exe
> (v2.573.2.3) would always use "users" as the group.  However, once I
> upgraded and checked out the permissions on the updated items, they
> all had a group of ???????? (-1).  Did I assume or do something wrong?

Yes.  Setup.exe is a native Win32 application, not a Cygwin application.
It doesn't know about the settings in /etc/passwd.  Thus it uses your
primary Windows group.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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