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Re: Ghostscript 7.05 test version ready for review, upload
On Sun, Jul 07, 2002 at 02:12:39PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> setup files:
> @ ghostscript
> requires: cygwin libpng2 zlib ghostscript-base
> version: 7.05-1
> You don't specify the version in setup.hint. You either
> a) don't include any version info at all; upset will figure it out
> b) specify using curr: prev: and test: key words...
> e.g. curr: 6.52-1
> test: 7.05-1
Thanks, I've corrected the setup.hint file appropriately.
> requires: libpng2?? REALLY? Are you sure it isn't libpng12?
Yes, you are correct, fixed the hint file, both for native and X11.
> @ ghostscript-x11
> requires: cygwin cygwin-xfree86 libpng2 zlib ghostscript-base
> version: 7.05-1
> Also, the correct require: for xfree is 'XFree86-base'. there is no
> 'cygwin-xfree86' package.
> @ ghostscript-base
> category: Graphics
> requires: cygwin
> version: 7.05-1
> Ditto version:. Also, this package probably doesn't directly require
> cygwin. It's just docs, right?
Yes, just docs. I removed the requires: line.
> -(nonx)- contains:
> -x- contains:
> There are no postinstall scripts, no symlinks. I assume, then, that the
> -x- version was compiled so that it automatically looked outside of its
> own -prefix (e.g. not under /usr/X11R6/, but instead under
> /usr/share/ghostscript) for its runtime files. This is fine by me.
Yes, this is correct; /usr/share/ghostscript stores run-time files,
and this path is compiled into both native and X11 versions.
> However, the man pages are not under share -- yet are shared. (Not
> complaining, just pointing it out). I assume this was done because of
> the difficulties involved with changing the cygwin standard -- we'd need
> a new 'man' package, or everybody'd have to muck with MANPATH, etc
> etc. This seems like a sensible way to go, for now.
Yes, I just left the manual pages in $(prefix)/man for now. I'll have
to remember to change this to /usr/share/man after the 'man' package
is changed. I assume we don't have to tell the package maintainer, since
they're probably already aware of this. (BTW, I don't know who the 'man'
> (Although, I've
> never seen localized man pages separated out that way -- is that normal?)
Well, to be honest, I've never dealt with localized manual pages before,
so I can't say.
> -src- package:
> is a 'method 1' package (http://www.cygwin.com/setup.html). (not
> complaining, just pointing it out).
To make it a more compliant 'method 1' source package, I moved
setup.hint into CYGWIN-PATCHES, and I renamed and moved the patch out
> BTW, refresh me on the jpeg
> problem? Why can't gs use the official cygwin library?
Here are the comments from unix-gcc.mak, Ghostscript 6.x:
# Choose whether to use a shared version of the IJG JPEG library (-ljpeg).
# DON'T DO THIS. If you do, the resulting executable will not be able to
# read some PostScript files containing JPEG data, because Adobe chose to
# define PostScript's JPEG capabilities in a way that is slightly
# incompatible with the JPEG standard. Note also that if you set SHARE_JPEG
# to 1, you must still have the library header files available to compile
# Ghostscript. See doc/Make.htm for more information.
> In summary, the packages look good -- but the setup.hints need some
> work. :-)
OK, details mentioned above are fixed now. Please take a look again
when you have the chance. (The files that changed are setup.hint,
md5sum, and the source package.)
Dario Alcocer -- Sr. Software Developer, Helix Digital Inc.
firstname.lastname@example.org -- http://www.helixdigital.com