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Re: Add requirement for SYSTEMROOT to FAQ?

On Oct  7 10:52, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 07, 2004 at 10:20:53AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Oct  6 21:53, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> Or, even better yet, Corinna could we force SYSTEMROOT to be used
> >> somehow but masked if someone removes it from the environment?
> >
> >Hmm, usually applications which suffer from a missing SYSTEMROOT are
> >spawned by a parent process which has explicitely created a new
> >environment block for the child and then calls execvp.  So the new
> >child is already missing SYSTEMROOT on process startup.  What about
> >always adding SYSTEMROOT to the windows env created in build_env,
> >if it's missing?
> That's what I was thinking.  And then lying about its existence if
> someone queries the environment via getenv and SYSTEMROOT is "not
> supposed to be there".
> What an amazingly lame requirement...

Why is that a requirement anyway?  Why is it necessary to hide
$SYSTEMROOT?  I don't see a reason for that?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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