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Re: Cygwin installer does not select the packages specified by the -P option

On 2019-08-07 12:42, Achim Gratz wrote:
> KAVALAGIOS Panagiotis (EEAS-EXT) writes:
>> I have tried the -A option, the -B option as single user to no
>> avail. There is no antivirus running. Well, there is in general in our
>> PCs, but no installed on my test machine. I have also tried another
>> mirror to re-download the packages in a local repository, but it
>> didn't work either. Can you provide your local repo data to check?
> That repo is not public, no.  But if you've mirrored the repo with
> setup.exe (like your directory name seems to suggest), then I don't see
> why the repo structure should be wrong.
>> Just to ensure that my local repo is not the problem.
> Again, check the Windows DACL on the local repo directory down to the
> actual files.  If you have "interesting" inheritable DACL, that can lead
> to lots of fun behaviour.
>>> Again, it should just work the way you were trying, but something's
>>> interfering. 
>> Probably, but I would need more information to prove it. I am
>> suspecting a Windows Group Policy, but I would have to be sure and
>> prove it in order to request the exception from our Windows Team.
> I've been at the receiving end of group policies gone wild, but your
> symptoms don't seem to click with that.  You might try to rename
> setup.exe to something entirely else, lest somebody targeted certain
> program names.
>> I forgot to mention that we are using Windows 7 and I don't know if
>> the setup behaves different on that operating system.
> I still have the odd Win7 box here and there around, I don't think that
> this makes any difference.

The OP's package list include sudo, which does not exist, diffutils and tar,
which are part of base. Should the first not fail setup, and all be omitted for
a retest?

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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