setup-x86_64 Can't Download to Mapped Drive

L A Walsh
Mon Nov 26 19:12:00 GMT 2018

On 11/26/2018 6:38 AM, Andrey Repin wrote:
> Greetings, Sridhar Ayengar!
>> I am trying to use a network
>> shared drive mapped to I: for the download directory, I:\cygwindownload.
>> setup-x86_64 shows a dialog box with "Directory I:\cygwindownload does not
>> exist, would you like me to create it?". ..

> Get off the habit of using mapped drives. Use UNC paths directly.
	Why?  UNC drives are the linux equivalent of a local alias
of a local "mount --bind //net/dir /i/".  Would you tell linux users
to get off the habit of using mount with bind?

	I have used Cygwin since Windows_XP with my Cygwin package
cache on a mapped drive (and have it installed at C:\ with a drive
prefix of '/', so '/c' == '/':

> cd 'S:/Software/Cygwin'
> more setup.log.full
2018/11/02 15:32:27 Starting cygwin install, version 2.891
2018/11/02 15:32:27 User has backup/restore rights
2018/11/02 15:32:27 Current Directory: S:\Software\Cygwin
2018/11/02 15:32:27 Could not open service McShield for query, start and stop. McAfee may not be installed, or we don't have access.
2018/11/02 15:32:30 Ending cygwin install
> net use S:
Local name        S:
Remote name       \\Ishtar\Share
Resource type     Disk

	I have never had a problem with it being remote.

	FWIW, my cygwin signon is in the Administrators group
as well as my local domain (hosted on linux)'s "Domain Admins"

	Second point (not sure if it is important or not), my local
sys account 'Administrator' has the same mappings as my main login.

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