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Re: Native symlinks and setup.exe
- From: Andrey Repin <anrdaemon at yandex dot ru>
- To: Gene Pavlovsky <gene dot pavlovsky at gmail dot com>, cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 2 Oct 2016 21:24:25 +0300
- Subject: Re: Native symlinks and setup.exe
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Greetings, Gene Pavlovsky!
> I'm installing Cygwin 64-bit on a fresh Win 7 x64 installation.
> Before running setup.exe I've set the system env var CYGWIN=winsymlinks:native
> After that I ran setup-x86_64.exe and installed cygwin64.
> The symlinks to .exe files in bin, created by setup, are not native
> symlinks, they are cygwin symlinks. Apparently, setup doesn't honor
> the winsymlinks:native CYGWIN option. Is that intended (why?) or a
If your user is a member of Administrators group, you'd have to run setup in
privileged mode to even have a chance for that ability to actually work.
If not, you may control it with SeCreateSymlink privilege.
With best regards,
Sunday, October 2, 2016 21:22:34
Sorry for my terrible english...
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