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Re: State of ddd and cygipc package
- From: Igor Pechtchanski <pechtcha at cs dot nyu dot edu>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 18:54:31 -0400 (EDT)
- Subject: Re: State of ddd and cygipc package
- References: <20050522154611.GA20760@calimero.vinschen.de>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Sun, 22 May 2005, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> The next step would be to either move the cygipc package into the _obsolete
> (aka ZZZRemovedPackages) group, or remove it entirely. In case of cygipc I
> think that removing the package is the way to go.
Well, if the package is simply removed, the systems on which it was
installed won't lose its files on upgrade. Placing an upgrade helper into
the _obsolete category will ensure that it gets deleted (and, as a bonus,
making the upgrade helper depend on cygserver will ensure that cygserver
To avoid cluttering the package list, though, it might be a good idea to
have setup delete lines from installed.db that correspond to obsolete
packages (as there would be no future occasion to upgrade those).
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