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Re: mkshortcut --allusers --smprograms

On 28/04/2011 18:03, Charles Wilson wrote:
> 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() ?

Doh! I obviously didn't get that far down the page :-)

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