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RE: Blind people using setup.exe?
- From: "Dave Korn" <dave dot korn at artimi dot com>
- To: <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2005 17:36:30 +0100
- Subject: RE: Blind people using setup.exe?
>From: Igor Pechtchanski
>Sent: 27 June 2005 17:27
> On Mon, 27 Jun 2005, Nikhil Nair wrote:
>> On Sun, 26 Jun 2005, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>>> Assuming you have the ability to edit files, as a temporary workaround
>>> you could add the following line to your /etc/setup/installed.db (in
>>> alphabetical order):
>>> emacs emacs-0-0.tar.bz2 0
>>> and re-run setup. It should now "upgrade" the version of emacs it
>>> thinks you have (0-0), effectively installing emacs.
>> Thanks, Igor - that workaround performed flawlessly.
>> Am I right in suspecting that, if I were to use this method for another
>> package which had unsatisfied dependencies, setup.exe wouldnt' sort out
>> those dependencies for me? Or would it assume the dependencies had
>> changed since version 0-0, and handle them seamlessly?
> I'm hoping it's the latter, but don't have the opportunity to verify that
> right now. You can easily test that hypothesis yourself (just look in any
> setup.ini file in your local package cache for the dependency
> information)... :-)
You know, this sounds like such a useful feature/hack/workaround that I'm
tempted to write a patch for setup that allows it to be done by a
Oh, that reminds me, --no-md5 is broken, I just noticed the other day -
gotta look at that too.
Can't think of a witty .sigline today....