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Re: Setup 2.693 unable to replace files through reboot

On Apr  7 13:14, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Apr  7 10:27, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Apr  6 14:24, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > > On Tue, Apr 06, 2010 at 07:23:08PM +0300, Matthias Andree wrote:
> > > >Greetings,
> > > >
> > > >I have observed multiple times, and reproduced, that Setup 2.693  
> > > >overwriting "in-use files" and rebooting WILL NOT replace those in-use  
> > > >files. Notably cygwin1.dll.
> > > >[...]
> > > 
> > > It works fine on Windows XP.  I can't test Windows 7 easily.  Corinna
> > > do you have time to test this?
> > 
> > I'll have a look.
> I can confirm the problem on W7.
> The mechanism in setup apparently works fine at the first glance.  After
> the call to MoveFileEx, a new registry entry "PendingFileNameOperations"
> in the "Session Manager" key has been created, as expected.  The content
> looks sound.
> After reboot, the PendingFileNameOperations entry has disappeared from 
> the registry, but the Cygwin DLL hasn't changed.  I can reproduce the
> same issue with any other file on the C: drive.  MoveFileEx works, but
> the file is not renamed after reboot.
> Here's the catch.  Per the documentation in
> there's
> an additional registry value "AllowProtectedRenames" to set, if WFP
> protected files have to be replaced on reboot, apparently already
> starting with Windows Server 2003 R2, or 2003 SP1.  I was surprised that
> this covered all files on the C: drive, but looking into the "System
> Protection" tab in the "System Properties" dialog shows that the entire
> C: drive is under protection by default.
> That means, if we want the replacement mechanism to work, we must
> also create the "AllowProtectedRenames" value in the "Session Manager"
> registry key every time the MoveFileEx is called successfully.
> I'll create a patch in the next couple of days if nobody beats me to it.

I just applied the matching patch.  Chris, could you please upload
a new setup.exe?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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