R: Question about cygwin installation and folder permissions

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@freemail.ru
Mon Nov 29 00:27:00 GMT 2010

Greetings, Vincent Richomme!

>>> run setup and choose the directory you want
>>> the default proposal is c:\cygwin
>> To add:
>> Strongly advised against paths with spaces or national letters.

> Again I was not very clear I don't want to know how to install cygwin
> because even a monkey can do it.
> No what I want to know is in the installer how do you change folder
> permissions, what kind of API, is it done by the installer or by some post
> install script...

Erm, wat? Sorry, but I quite don't understand, what the end-result you want?
Cygwin is installed in userspace. You could even install it in your profile
directory (assuming you're on Vista/W7).

> Where can I find cygwin installer sources if it's done by it.
> Actually I built a custom installer for msys/mingw-w64 and when I
> install it in C:/Developer/MaxGW, if I run it without permissions I cannot
> create new folder : 

> mkdir: cannot create directory `/home': Permission denied
> cp: cannot create regular file `/home/Vincent/.inputrc': No such file
> or direry
> bash: cd: /home/Vincent: No such file or directory

Then you don't have permissions to write to that folder.

> It means I usually have to run my application using administrator
> rights but I don't like to do this.
> Cygwin seems to allow user to create folder inside its installation
> path so I would like to know how it's possible.

Sorry my, is this question regarding Cygwin, or msys?

 Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@freemail.ru) 29.11.2010, <2:01>

Sorry for my terrible english...

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