cannot run setup64.exe without admin privileges (even if renamed foo.exe)

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E] BBuchbinder@niaid.nih.gov
Wed Sep 25 21:25:00 GMT 2013


Christopher Faylor sent the following at Wednesday, September 25, 2013 1:06 PM
>On Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 04:59:57PM +0000, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID)
>[E] wrote:
>>>Does setup for 64 bit cygwin need to be 64 bit?  Might all this
>>be avoided if setup-x86_64.exe were itself 32 bit application?
>
>I lost that argument. Apparently some 64-bit systems can't run 32-bit
>applications. I wanted to just have one setup with a check box
>determining which version to install. That idea was vehemently rejected.
>
>However, this should work (I haven't tried lately):
>
>.\setup-x86 --arch=x86_64
>
>Assuming you aren't part of the .001% who can't run x86 executables.

Still works!

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


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