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Re: Ghostscript packaging for X11, non-X11 versions
- From: Nicholas Wourms <nwourms at netscape dot net>
- To: Dario Alcocer <alcocer at helixdigital dot com>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 06 Jul 2002 10:14:09 -0400
- Subject: Re: Ghostscript packaging for X11, non-X11 versions
- References: <20020706065723.A8652@ns.helixdigital.com>
Dario Alcocer wrote:
What version of ghostscript? Hopefully it will be the new 7.x series...
As for your packaging quandry, I'll let our in-house expert Chuck
comment on "how it should be".
Are there any guidelines or suggestions regarding packaging
source, patches and binaries for programs (like Ghostscript)
that can be built for either Cygwin or Cygwin/XFree86?
Unless I hear a very compelling reason to do otherwise, I'm
planning on releasing three binary packages and a single
* A ghostscript-base package, which includes all the
common files required by both program versions.
* A ghostscript package, which contains only the non-X11
version of gs.exe, and a README describing the build
* A ghostscript-x11 package, which contains only the X11
version of gs.exe, possibly renamed to xgs or gsx, and
a README describing how to build it for XFree86.
* A source package which contains all the patches for both
builds and both README files.
I'm picking this packaging method so that both X11 and non-X11
versions can both be installed, without getting into problems
when un-installing one and not the other.
I've looked around in the cygwin-apps archives, and I've not
found this discussed with respect to other apps (e.g. rxvt)
that can be built for either Cygwin or Cygwin/XFree86.