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Re: mkshortcut --allusers --smprograms

On 4/21/2011 10:18 AM, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 15/08/2010 22:12, Charles Wilson wrote:
>> On 6/29/2009 2:53 PM, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>> Shortcuts created by postinstall scripts using mkshortcut --allusers
>>> --smprograms aren't readable for ordinary users, so all they get to
>>> see in the start menu is a white dummy icon that doesn't do anything.
>>> This affects both MinTTY and rxvt, at least with Cygwin 1.7 on Windows
>>> 7. I guess the scripts could find out where the start menu is and
>>> apply the necessary rights themselves, but it would make sense and be
>>> much more convenient if mkshortcut did that.
>> Andy, if you'd like to roll this change into a forward-port of your
>> other, wideAPI/locale patch, that'd be great.
> This issue still seems to exist, and I couldn't find an actual patch to solve
> it, so attached is an attempt at fixing this.

Jon, thanks for the patch.  Out of curiosity, why do you do this:

ssize_t size;
size = cygwin_conv_path(CCP_WIN_W_TO_POSIX | CCP_ABSOLUTE, widepath,
NULL, 0);
if (size >= 0)
   char *posixpath = malloc(size);
   if (!cygwin_conv_path(CCP_WIN_W_TO_POSIX | CCP_ABSOLUTE, widepath,
posixpath, size))

Instead of simply using cygwin_create_path() ?


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