RFC: 1.7.33 problem with user's home directory

Warren Young warren@etr-usa.com
Tue Nov 11 06:09:00 GMT 2014

On Nov 10, 2014, at 1:52 PM, Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com> wrote:

> Shall the "db" entries utilize the Windows home folder if it exits(*)
> and drop using the unixHomeDirectory?  It seems inevitable…

Use of AD implies some level of security consciousness.  The ability to write to c:\cygwin — not just during installation, but during all use thereafter! — comes out of a world where every user is a local Administrator.

This answer I wrote on Stack Overflow is one way to solve the problem today:


It might not be a bad idea if Cygwin started doing this sort of thing by default in the future.  (Obviously for new installs only.)
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