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Re: New Setup 2.609 for Cygwin 1.7 on cygwin.com
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:31:53 +0200
- Subject: Re: New Setup 2.609 for Cygwin 1.7 on cygwin.com
- References: <20080820112757.GI29104@calimero.vinschen.de>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
A tiny change to 2.608 results in 2.609:
You can find it here: http://cygwin.com/setup-1.7.exe
The SHA1 checksum is 5f97ae3e2f32176ef8ecc8df3ca91a99966e5401
- The /var/log and /var/run are now created with 01777 permissions
rather than with 755 permissions.
On Aug 20 13:27, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> New features:
> - Does not change the default primary group to Admins or Users, rather
> sticks to the primary group of the current user. The problem with
> changing the primary group like this is that the later postinstall
> calls to mkpasswd -l -c and mkgroup -l -c get hopelessly confused
> and potentially create no entry for the actual primary group of the
> user running setup, and it potentially creates an incorrect gid in
> the user's passwd entry, at least if the user is a domain user.
> This is not mkpasswd/mkgroup's fault, it's just the way the -c
> options are designed and setup really screws that up.
> - Enables backup and restore rights if the user's token contains them,
> as well as opens and creates all files with backup intent. This allows
> administrative users to override too tight permissions on installed
> - All default directories are now created with useful POSIX-like
> permissions. /tmp, /usr/tmp and /var/tmp are created with 01777
> permissions, all other dirs with 0755 permissions.
> - All files and directories extracted from the distro tar archives
> are now created with POSIX permissions as stored in the archives.
> I tested this change on XP SP3 as well as on Vista x64 SP1 with
> UAC switched on and it worked fine for me. YMMV, unfortunately...
> I tried to do the permission setting as fast as possible, but this
> might slow down the installation process somewhat. I didn't measure,
> but I think the advantage of having real POSIX permissions from the
> start is worth the tradeoff.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader cygwin AT cygwin DOT com