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Re: ntsec & setup
- From: Joshua Daniel Franklin <joshuadfranklin at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 07:26:01 -0800 (PST)
- Subject: Re: ntsec & setup
--- "Pierre A. Humblet" <Pierre dot Humblet at ieee dot org> wrote:
> The main issue is the name "setup.exe" itself, which induces
> Windows to launch a Run As pop up when setup is run by
> non-privileged users. Answering "yes" allows to set system mounts and
> to install Cygwin almost anywhere but it has several drawbacks:
> 1) Domain users are not included in /etc/passwd
> 2) The Administrator account may not have Restore privilege
> and chown may fail in postinstall scripts.
> 3) ls -l may show files without rx access for the user running setup
> if the Administrator account is not in Users and if the directory
> inheritance does not give rx access to Everyone (I have observed
> the two events separately but never together).
> I believe setup would be more newbie friendly if the name was
> changed :(
Not to mention easier to search for on Google. (Yes, I know, you just
put "cygwin setup.exe" but "cygsetup" is 8 characters shorter!)
On the downside, 'upset' would not be as punny.
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