Admin privileges

Åke Rehnman
Sat Apr 4 07:54:53 GMT 2020

On 2020-04-04 05:24, Eliot Moss wrote:
> On 4/3/2020 9:55 PM, Phoenix Soul via Cygwin wrote:
> > The setup-x86_64.exe requires admin priveleges. Is it possible to 
> put it
> > into a ZIP file for use?
> Dear Phoenix -- While I'm not 100% sure what you're really asking, I 
> think the
> answer is "no".  Cygwin is not a single thing so much as a key library 
> plus a
> whole suite of programs ported from Linux and linked against that 
> library.
> You pick and choose which packages you want to install.  The "setup" 
> program
> is what you ue to do that, then it downloads and installs the 
> packages.  You
> also use it to update things as packages evolve (and sometimes new 
> packages
> are added).
It is possible to install cygwin and the required packages from a local 
repository with the --local-install and the --local-package-dir command 
line options
> If your underlying question is "Can I install Cygwin without using admin
> privileges, and if so, how do I do it?", that is answered in the FAQ, 
> here:
> Best wishes - Eliot Moss
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