Cygwin 1.7 setup question

Karl M
Thu May 14 20:54:00 GMT 2009

> Date: Thu, 14 May 2009 21:22:23 +0200
> From: corinna
> Subject: Re: Cygwin 1.7 setup question
> On May 14 10:38, Karl M wrote:
>> Hi All...
>> In the recent setup discussion, there was objection to administrators.none as the default for setup to use. I'm not suggesting any changes, just asking questions for my own understanding.
>> Would administrators.none cause any security issues on an install?
> Probably not, except that all local users are member of the None group.
> If file are created with 775 or 664 permissions (which hopefully no
> package uses), then every local, authenticated user can change the file.
>> Is setup expected to eventually run postinstall scripts as administrator.administrators instead of administrators.none?
> It's not running scripts as administrators.none, it's running them as
> user.users-primary-group. That's "None" for all local accounts.
Is this setup behavior expected to stay the same, or eventually run them as administrator.administrators? 



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