No cancel mode for setup.exe

Adam Dinwoodie
Tue Nov 30 12:20:37 GMT 2021

On Mon, 29 Nov 2021 at 15:24, Fuchs, Thorsten via Cygwin
<> wrote:
> We are using the setup-x86_64.exe within our deployment system to install Cygwin at the developer workstations. The setup run is triggered automatically and all developer workstation going to be install identically. However, when the setup window is open and the install is in progress it is possible for the user to cancel it.
> Sometimes developers interrupt the process. Would be good if this can be avoided. Is there an command line option for setup-x86_64.exe to prohibit the cancelation or can something like that implemented?

This is function that doesn't currently exist, and while you could
probably disable the "Cancel" button, I don't think you'd be able to
reliably prevent a determined user from breaking out of the
installation process.

If you're interested in adding it this function, the source code for
the installer is accessible via Cygwin is an open
source project; two of the common phrases on this list are "Someone
has to do it" () and "Patches thoughtfully considered". If you or your
employer aren't willing to write and submit the patches yourselves, if
you ask on this list you might find other developers willing to do
work on a contracting basis. You *might* get lucky and find someone
who will do it without pay, but I don't imagine this is the sort of
thing that anyone would be interested in doing for free.



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