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Packages that change without incrementing the version/release
- From: "Max Bowsher" <maxb at ukf dot net>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 12:27:47 -0000
- Subject: Packages that change without incrementing the version/release
In my latest session of setup debugging, I discovered that setup was
silently ignoring wrongly sized packages. Once I fixed that, I discovered
that I had quite a few packages that failed the check. (Including all the
xorg-x11 ones but also:
I presume that at some point all of these have been replaced with slightly
tweaked versions without a release increment.
Anyway, this means many users are likely to have old 'invalid' versions of
these packages. Which means, that before I can release a new setup, I need
to make setup recover gracefully, rather than exiting at the first error as
it currently does.
Currently I'm thinking along the lines of having setup rename the package
files as it finds them, adding a ".BAD" suffix. As far as user feedback
goes, I will probably go with a MessageBox summarizing all the problems at
the end of the scan, for a short term quick hack to get a new setup out
ASAP. Later though it should become a scrollable log textfield.
Comments on the above?