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some cygport packaging issues
- From: Thomas Wolff <towo at towo dot net>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:25:06 +0200
- Subject: some cygport packaging issues
There are two warnings at the end:
*** Warning: setup.hint is missing
*** Warning: algol68g.hint is missing
What's the latter (algol68g.hint)?
The file setup.hint is in the same directory as the cygport file where
I invoked cygport. Does it need to be included in the package?
I see some packages generate it as a patch which I think is somewhat weird
as there is no version of it in a typical upstream package;
can it be submitted into the package just as plain file (i.e. does cygport
accept a file to be included not by patch)?
The upstream package installs two include files that are not actually
needed on cygwin.
Can cygport be configured to exclude them from packaging?
Cygport creates a postinstall file that doesn't seem to be necessary;
can I switch if off?
(I assume the following dependencies to desktop-file-utils and
shared-mime-info would also go away then?)
>>> mined requires: bash desktop-file-utils libncurses10 shared-mime-info
One file to be deployed contains spaces in the filename; cygport chokes
sed: can't read usr/share/mined/setup_install/win/MinEd: No such file or
sed: can't read Web: No such file or directory
sed: can't read Manual.url: No such file or directory
When linking, the first attempt fails because somehow cygport suppresses
a gcc link parameter which is included in the makefile ($(SLIB)) so
-lncurses is missing. Error message: *** ERROR: make failed
Interestingly, cygport recovers with another attempt and the original,
This happens only on 64 Bit; weird - why and how does it do that?