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Re: setup graphical chooser : how to list orphaned packages ?
On 10/15/2017 12:10 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 10/15/2017 12:24 AM, cyg Simple wrote:
>> On 10/14/2017 12:11 PM, Marco Atzeri wrote:
>>> On 14/10/2017 17:31, cyg Simple wrote:
>>>>> This is very common. Suppose you have package A installed, which
>>>>> requires B. Package B gets obsoleted by C. But A still requires B
>>>>> until someone (usually the maintainer of A) changes this to make A
>>>>> require C instead.
>>>> Maybe a column showing what installed packages are depending on B and a
>>>> column showing the dependencies for package A would be nice? It would
>>>> help clear the confusion anyway.
>>> the cygcheck-dep package can provide dependencies information,
>>> I do not see the need for setup to do it
>> So the information is available just in a different place than where it
>> should be, the tool I'm using to do the download. Having a separate
>> package to tell me the package dependencies isn't very friendly; I might
>> not have anything installed, certainly not cygcheck-dep and then I have
>> to learn and remember to use it as a side step of installation.
> I think most users would be distracted by seeing the dependencies
> displayed and would have no need for this information. On the rare
> occasions when they are surprised that something got installed, they can
> use cygcheck-dep (or ask on the list) to find the reason.
So it becomes one of the optional visible fields. I don't think the
information would be rarely used though, it might help me not have to
search for a package that is going to be installed anyway because I
chose a primary package. The information has to be useful or
cygcheck-dep wouldn't exist.
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