[PATCH 1/2] Copy setup.exe to /bin/cygwin-setup.exe

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] BBuchbinder@niaid.nih.gov
Thu Feb 3 19:47:00 GMT 2011

Corinna Vinschen sent the following at Thursday, February 03, 2011 5:31 AM
>The reason: With UAC default settings, Windows will try to start the
>application as an installer with admin permissions, and that's not
>possible from a non-elevated shell.  It will trying to do so with every
>binary containing one of the words "instal", "setup", "patch", or

>cygwin-setup is as good a name as setup, IMHO.

Because Windows is suspicious of an executable with "setup" et al in its
name, I'd suggest something with an name lacking problematic strings,
e.g., "getcygwin.exe" or "not-rpm.exe".  :-)

Sorry I am not capable of contributing more than that.

- Barry
  Disclaimer: Statements made herein are not made on behalf of NIAID.

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