> I can also approve that the patches make the compiler work again!
> After compiler works again, my next step was to compile the wget
> mingwPORT. This however was not successful, because "patch" did not
> work. The call to patch to patch the source code failed with "permission
> denied". Perhaps patch also uses "access" (I tried to search int he
> mingw CVS repository for code for patch but did not find anything)?
> After applying the patch by hand (using a text editor) the compile
> worked by no install failed also with "permission denied" while copying
> the wget.exe to the mingw directory tree.
> Can someone with the sources check this programs for use of "access",
> too or perhaps can even supply patched binaries if this is the problem?
> Of course I offer my help for his problem, too!
It appears Vista has added some privilege checks on files such as
"patch" and "install", based solely on their name. This affected Cygwin
The Cygwin folks eventually found the solution: supply a manifest file
alongside the executable, containing what amounts to saying "Yes, my
name is patch (or install), but I do not require administrative
permissions to run".