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Re: profile package
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- To: John Morrison <john dot r dot morrison at ntlworld dot com>
- Cc: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 30 Jul 2002 12:55:43 -0400
- Subject: Re: profile package
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- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
John Morrison wrote:
> > From: Earnie Boyd [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> > John Morrison wrote:
> > >
> > > There's now a 1.0-2. Added a little more functionality and
> > > lots more comments.
> > >
> > > I've not recieved much feedback wrt this. Come on folks -
> > > what do you think?
> > I haven't looked at the package but
> > > sdesc: "Core common files needed for correct operation of cygwin"
> > > ldesc: "Core common files needed for correct operation of cygwin"
> > I don't believe this to be the correct description of the package.
> Rob supplied the descriptions, I'm sure cygwin will operate without
> profile, but would just "Core common files" be sufficient?
> Debian's description (slightly altered) is:
> sdesc: "Base system miscellaneous files"
> ldesc: "This package contains the basic filesystem hierarchy, and
> several important miscellaneous files"
> Would this be better?
No, more like:
sdesc: "Default environment initialization scripts"
ldesc: "This package contains the default environment initialization
scripts for the Cygwin logon process. It also contains skeleton
scripts in /etc/skel and other example scripts that you could
create in your HOME directory in /usr/doc/Cygwin/examples/."
> > > category: base
> > Shouldn't there be a dependency on the Cygwin package?
> ack :)
> requires: cygwin
> Do you think it needs any shells?
> the Deb package consists of: (relevant to Cygwin)
> with a seperate base-passwd which "provides the
> master /etc/passwd and /etc/group files, containing
> allocated user and group IDs, plus the update-passwd
> utility to keep them up to date."
> Note that I'm willing to do this package too :)
I don't understand this. I thought that this "profile package" would do
that. It must create the /etc/passwd and /etc/group files if setup
isn't going to.
BTW, I like initscripts for the package name.