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setup-x86_64 Can't Download to Mapped Drive
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Sridhar Ayengar
2018-11-26 14:18:07 UTC
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Hi!



I'm trying to use setup-x86_64.exe to update Cygwin. The directory into
which Cygwin is installed is C:\cygwin. 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?". If I click "Yes", I get a dialog
box with "Could not create directory I:\cygwindownload, sorry. (Is drive
full or read-only?)". I get the same behavior even if I remove
I:\cygwindownload and have setup-x86_64.exe try to create it.



Thanks for reading.



Peace... Sridhar



P.S. My cygcheck.out file is too large to attach. Let me know if you need
it, and I'll send it directly.

P.P.S. I know it's picky, but it seems to me like the first dialog box
message is a run-on-sentence.

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Andrey Repin
2018-11-26 14:38:00 UTC
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Greetings, Sridhar Ayengar!
Post by Sridhar Ayengar
I'm trying to use setup-x86_64.exe to update Cygwin. The directory into
which Cygwin is installed is C:\cygwin. 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?". If I click "Yes", I get a dialog
box with "Could not create directory I:\cygwindownload, sorry. (Is drive
full or read-only?)". I get the same behavior even if I remove
I:\cygwindownload and have setup-x86_64.exe try to create it.
Get off the habit of using mapped drives. Use UNC paths directly.
But for your specific issue, the drive mapped in your user session, but you
start setup within administrative session, where the drive is not mapped.
So, back to the previous statement, get off the bad habits. Or map the disk
inside adm session.
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Andrey Repin
Monday, November 26, 2018 17:36:29

Sorry for my terrible english...


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Sridhar Ayengar
2018-11-27 16:17:06 UTC
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I will take your advice. Thanks.

Peace... Sridhar
Post by Andrey Repin
Greetings, Sridhar Ayengar!
Post by Sridhar Ayengar
I'm trying to use setup-x86_64.exe to update Cygwin. The directory into
which Cygwin is installed is C:\cygwin. 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
Post by Sridhar Ayengar
exist, would you like me to create it?". If I click "Yes", I get a
dialog
Post by Sridhar Ayengar
box with "Could not create directory I:\cygwindownload, sorry. (Is drive
full or read-only?)". I get the same behavior even if I remove
I:\cygwindownload and have setup-x86_64.exe try to create it.
Get off the habit of using mapped drives. Use UNC paths directly.
But for your specific issue, the drive mapped in your user session, but you
start setup within administrative session, where the drive is not mapped.
So, back to the previous statement, get off the bad habits. Or map the disk
inside adm session.
--
With best regards,
Andrey Repin
Monday, November 26, 2018 17:36:29
Sorry for my terrible english...
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