I haven't been using App-V for very long so I'm sorry if some of my nomenclature is incorrect here.

I'm trying to sequence Cygwin 1.79 on a Windows 7x64 box with a Q: asset folder. I set the sequence folder to Q:\Cygwin1.79 to avoid some of the potential 8.3 issues I've read about and to keep available for future upgrades.

When I do the actual Cygwin install, I've been trying to install to the same folder of Q:\Cygwin1.79. When I do this, I get an error of:

The Application Virtualization Client could not launch Cygwin Bash Shell 1.0
Error code: 4617581-16D1160A-0000E01E.

I've looked up the error and everywhere I could find. Most subjects refer to setting exceptions to Q:\<MNT>\Cygwin\Home and setting the home directory to user data / no override.

I've done that to no avail.

I've installed to Q:\Cygwin1.79, Q:\Cygwin1.79\Cygwin... no variation works unless I just let the install go directly to the C:\Cygwin as is default. I'm hesitant to do this as it is not best practice but I do not know what else to do. Any ideas of what could be going wrong?

I've also made sure that UAC is turned off among with a couple other tweaks to the registry (for 8.3 and a setting that escapes me right now about the UAC virtualization setting in the local system security of the sequencing box).

Anything anyone can offer as a thought would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi superhumanben,

may the Client did not allow the 8.3 file and folder name creation. See this post on www.kirkx.org for more details.

Happy sequencing!
Answered 07/31/2011 by: vkleiner
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I've done this. Changing the registry, changing the name of the sequenced path to just Q:\Cygwin... nothing works. Here are the two other main articles I've referenced and tried numerous ways.


Answered 08/01/2011 by: superhumanben
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If you can't get it working with a Mount Point (MNT), then it is prefectly acceptable to install to Virtual File System (VFS).
That functionilty is there for a reason.

It was advised against as the redirection of a VFS to the correct locations can cause launch delays - but in reality it should be barely noticable, if at all, to your end-users.

Hope that helps,

Answered 08/01/2011 by: dunnpy
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