Cygwin DLL 1.7.9 on Windows 7: Can't create files/folders on network drive

Paul Paul.Domaskis@gmail.com
Thu Aug 4 16:04:00 GMT 2011


Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin <at> cygwin.com> writes:

> 
> On Aug  4 15:20, Paul wrote:
> > Paul <Paul.Domaskis <at> gmail.com> writes:
> > 
> > > 
> > > At my workplace, I upgraded to Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit and installed 
> > > Cygwin DLL 1.7.9.  I can create files/folders in the 
> > c:/cygwin/home/MyUserName 
> > > subtree, but I can't seem to create files/folders in my personal 
filespace 
> > on 
> > > a network drive.  My filespace is mapped to "i:/", which I access 
> > > as /cygdrive/i .  I own it and have write permission, and I can also 
create 
> > > files/folders in that subtree using Windows Explorer.  I had no problems 
> > when 
> > > I was using Windows XP (and a much older version of Cygwin).
> > > 
> > > What more can I do to troubleshoot the cause?  I intend to work 
primarily on 
> > > the network drive because of the safety nets (can recover lost files).  
I 
> > need 
> > > cygwin on the local machine because I need access to it when I'm on the 
road.
> > 
> > Sorry, I neglected to specify that the problem with creating files/folders 
on 
> > the network drive is "Permission denied".  I can, however, use "rm -rf" to 
> > remove folders.
> 
> Try the latest developer snapshot from http://cygwin.com/snapshots/
> Just exchanging the DLL is enough.  It should fix that problem.

Thanks, Corinna.  I'll give it a whirl.

The workplace is pretty fastidious about the procedure by which off-site stuff 
is brought onto the on-site network.  Is "exchanging the DLL" merely 
overwriting the DLL file with the new one?  The import procedure is somewhat 
less arduous than if I have to create a package directory (which I am less 
familiar with for updating rather than installing).


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