Setup offers bad directory for Local Package Directory

David Balazic
Sat Jul 7 18:24:00 GMT 2007

Quoting "Larry Hall (Cygwin)" <>:

> David Balazic wrote:
> > Quoting Brian Dessent <>:
> >
> >> David Balazic wrote:
> >>
> >>> I downloaded
> >>> version 2.573.2.2 (as displayed in the first page of the wizard).
> >>>
> >>> I entered "C:\Program Files\cygwin" ad the root directory.
> >>> Then on the next page "Select Local Package Directory" the offered
> >>> directory was "C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox", which is clearly wrong.
> >> It's not clearly wrong at all, in fact setup.exe had no involvement
> >> whatsoever with choosing this value -- it is simply whatever the current
> >> working directory was when you ran it.  The fact that it's Mozilla's
> >> directory implies that you ran setup.exe from within the browser.  If
> >> you had saved it to a folder and then clicked on it in Explorer, then
> >> that folder would have been the CWD and that is what setup would have
> >> offered.  The first time you run it setup has no idea where you want to
> >> store downloaded files, so it uses the CWD for lack of a better guess.
> >> Thereafter the choice is stored in /etc/setup/last-cache and so after
> >> the first time the choice will persist.
> >>
> >> Brian
> >
> > Wouldn't $TEMP/cygwinfiles be a better default than "random" ?
> Who said it was random?
Nobody. I used quotes.

> If you'd like to suggest
> an alternative to the current default, send along a patch and I'm sure
> Brian will consider it.

I don't think changing from CWD to $TEMP/something (%TEMP%/something actually)
is so complicated that an outsider should download sources and create patch.


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