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Re: Welcoming Brian Dessent as setup maintainer
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 4 May 2005 11:33:39 +0200
- Subject: Re: Welcoming Brian Dessent as setup maintainer
- References: <4277FB92.54AB86BD@dessent.net>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On May 3 15:30, Brian Dessent wrote:
> The problem is joe user installs "for me" and then tries to install a
> service like sshd, cron, etc. And it naturally fails because SYSTEM
> doesn't see any mounts. So one or more of (setup.exe, cygrunsrv,
> /usr/bin/foo-install-script) probably needs to do more sanity checking
> in those cases.
This is a case of not enough information in the dialog, IMHO. The choice
the user has to make at this point is quite important, right? Usually this
begs for a dialog of its own in typical Windows installers, something along
the lines of
HOW TO INSTALL CYGWIN ON THIS MACHINE?
Choose the way how Cygwin is installed on this machine.
Usually "Systemwide" is the better setting for all purposes.
It's also the default way to install Cygwin.
If you choose this setting then the Cygwin installation is
available to all users on the system. [...]
This setting is also required if you want to install services
like SSHD or XINETD. If you don't install "systemwide" [...]
o Just for me
If you choose this setting then the Cygwin installation is only
available for you. All settings required to run Cygwin are not
visible to other users. [...]
WARNING: If you install Cygwin just for you, installing service
applications wil result in spurious failures. Don't bother the
Cygwin mailing list with your problems if you did that [...]
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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