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Re: Making a package obsolete
- From: Ken Brown <kbrown at cornell dot edu>
- To: Jon Turney <jon dot turney at dronecode dot org dot uk>, The Cygwin Mailing List <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 15 May 2017 12:15:18 -0400
- Subject: Re: Making a package obsolete
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On 5/15/2017 11:56 AM, Jon Turney wrote:
On 15/05/2017 15:30, Ken Brown wrote:
On 5/14/2017 1:38 PM, Jon Turney wrote:
On 13/05/2017 20:44, Ken Brown wrote:
On 5/13/2017 7:12 AM, Jon Turney wrote:
On 12/05/2017 22:02, Ken Brown wrote:
I have a package that is going to become obsolete, but its contents
be distributed among several other packages. So I can't handle
defining OBSOLETES in any one .cygport file. Is there a standard
deal with this using cygport, or should I just create the necessary
tarballs and .hint file manually?
I think the best way to do that is to bump your package revision,
it's category to _obsolete, make it's contents empty, and make it
on the packages which are replacing it.
Yes, that was my first thought. But there's no longer a source file
the obsolete package, and cygport complains that SRC_URI must be
defined. Maybe cygport should be patched to allow an empty SRC_URI
the category is _obsolete. Or do you see another way around this?
I would think you can use the same SRC_URI as previously, but set
PKG_CONTENTS="" and PKG_IGNORE="*" ?
You're right, I can do something like that. I was being overly pedantic
in wanting SRC_URI to be "accurate". Sorry for the noise.
You can always make an empty tarball called
texlive-collection-htmlxml-20170515.tar.xz or whatever, and use that for
Good idea, thanks. But it turns out that there's another problem:
cygport won't actually create an empty binary tarball in this situation.
The relevant code is in pkg_pkg.cygpart around lines 149--163,
especially this part:
elif (( pkg_count == 1 ))
We get here if PKG_CONTENTS is unset or empty. (There's actually no
test to see if it's set but empty.) In the situation under discussion,
this results in pkg_contents="*" followed by a tar error.
Yaakov, shouldn't the user be allowed to explicitly set PKG_CONTENTS
empty and have cygport honor that, at least for obsolete packages?
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