Windows File permissions are not being inherited - Cygwin 1.7 - Windows 7

Vasya Pupkin cygwin@bsrealm.net
Wed Sep 1 08:15:00 GMT 2010


I am facing similar issue and this is actually why I stopped using
Cygwin. There is no way to tell setup.exe to stop destroying
permissions. And noone seem to care about it.

On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 12:00 PM, Harie Ram <hari.ram66@gmail.com> wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Harie Ram <hari.ram66@gmail.com>
> Date: Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 8:11 PM
> Subject: Windows File permissions are not being inherited - Cygwin 1.7
> - Windows 7
> To: cygwin-info@cygwin.com
>
>
> Hi ,
>
> I am currently packaging Cygwin 1.7 i.e. bundling all the files into
> an msi and installing it. The requirement is : install only the basic
> cygwin packages. Provide permissions to the Cygwin users so that they
> can install the packages that they require later.
>
> The issue that I am currently facing is : the modify permissions given
> to the INSTALLDIR "C:\Cygwin" using the msi lock permission table is
> being inherited through all the subfolders and files. Any new manually
> created folders and files anywhere within C:\Cygwin via Windows
> explorer or via the Cygwin Bash Shell are inheriting permissions. But
> any new installations done by the user by choosing a package from the
> Cygwin list are not inheriting the permissions. The installed user who
> installs the package has full permissions to delete/modify the folder
> and its contents . But the local admin/administrator/system does not
> have permissions. It gives an access denied error. These 3 user groups
> administrators/system/users are not even being listed in the security
> properties of those installed folders.
>
>
>
> I have tried editing the /etc/fstab file with the noacl value. Still
> its not working. The content of my /etc/fstab file is as follows:
>
>
>
> C:/cygwin/bin /usr/bin ntfs binary,auto,noacl 0 0
>
> C:/cygwin/lib /usr/lib ntfs binary,auto,noacl 0 0
>
> C:/cygwin /cygwin ntfs override,binary,auto,noacl 0 0
>
>
>
> I am aware of the fact that CYGWIN=nontsec environment variable is
> obsolete for this version.
>
>
>
> Please help.
>
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> HRS
>
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