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Re: Mingw and w32api package names.
Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 04:35:49PM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>>"Gerrit P. Haase" wrote:
>>>I wonder why it is neccessary to 'rename' a package.
>>>There will be two packages in future? Runtime and Devel?
>>For consistency. The package is distributed by MinGW.org as
>>mingw-runtime-$(VERSION). The new package will supersede the old one.
> Maybe the best thing to do is, as others (Chuck?) have suggested, keep
> the mingw directory but put a new, empty .tar.bz2 file in it. That will
> cause the old mingw stuff to be uninstalled.
> Then, make a new mingw-runtime directory and just put the tar balls there.
> Then, in a couple of months we can delete the mingw directory entirely.
> If you could verify that this does the "right thing", Earnie, I think this
> is the way to go. I don't see any other way to handle this.
You just have to make sure that users FIRST update mingw to the "new"
empty version, and SECOND install mingw-runtime.
Of course, since setup does things in alphabetic order, if you select
both at the same time, it will get done in the proper order.