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Re: Pending Packages List, 2003-10-28
- From: YSelkowitz at netscape dot net (Yaakov Selkowitz)
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2003 20:51:16 -0500
- Subject: Re: Pending Packages List, 2003-10-28
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Daniel Reed wrote:
> Package: d 1.2.0-1
> Good to go: Gerrit P. Haase (cygwin-apps-thread.11476) (once problems
> are addressed)
> Problems: [not a showstopper] there's no need for a postinstall script
> here. Just add _update-info-dir to your requires: line in the setup.hint
> instead. (cygwin-apps-thread.11856)
That's not what it seems from http://cygwin.com/setup.html. Quoting the section "Making Packages", the eighth bullet item is:
"If you have any 'info' documention in your package, run install-info as part of your post-install script"
Also, for the record, there are a number of packages which have such postinstall scripts, among them: bzip2, cvs, gnupg, libgdbm, readline. That is why I made the postinstall script as I did. Has this procedure
een officially changed? If so, the setup.html page should be updated.
> Have we already talked about why this package is better than
> 'ls'? If it is just another directory lister with different options then
> I don't see a need for it.
There has been some discussion on that already:
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