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Attention: cygutils, gettext, and procps maintainers - see below for
According to Corinna Vinschen on 1/31/2005 2:38 AM:
>>This release is marked as test for several reasons:
> Please consider to put this package out of "test" in a couple of days.
I forgot to mention one other reason - upstream designated 5.3.0 as
unstable, as compared to 5.2.1 being stable. But it has worked pretty
reliably for me, so you are right that I should bump it to current after a
couple of weeks of no complaints on the cygwin list from early testers.
>>- pathchk regressed in behavior. In 5.2.1, `pathchk file/x' failed with a
>>message that file is not a directory, but in 5.3.0 it silently succeeds. I
>>don't know if this is worth patching locally or waiting for cygwin 1.5.13.
> That's a Cygwin problem and will be fixed in 1.5.13, thanks to Pierre.
Then I won't bother writing a workaround patch for `pathchk' in the 1.5.12
timeframe unless someone asks for one. Any idea when 1.5.13 comes out?
Will 1.5.13 support trailing spaces in filenames on a managed mount?
>>- I bundled coreutils kill as gkill, rather than omitting it altogether
> Oh boy. Now we have *three* kills, kill from the Cygwin package,
> prockill from the procps package and gkill from the coreutils package.
> Isn't that overkill?
Nice pun. And remember that bash (but not ash) has a builtin kill,
different from all three executables. About the only feature I can see
that GNU kill provides that the others don't is a nicer table listing with
`gkill -t', which is why I included it.
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Hmm, I found some packaging issues (maybe we should fold a variation of
this check into the generic-build-script):
$ tar tjvf coreutils-5.3.0-1.tar.bz2 |
> sed -e 's,.*usr/,/usr/,' -e 's, -> .*,,' | grep -v '/$' |
> xargs cygcheck -fv | grep -v coreutils-5.2.1
/usr/bin/readlink.exe: found in package cygutils-1.2.5-1
/usr/lib/charset.alias: found in package gettext-0.14.1-1
/usr/lib/charset.alias: found in package libiconv-1.9.2-1
/usr/bin/uptime.exe: found in package procps-010801-2
I think /usr/lib/charset.alias should be owned by gettext. How about
readlink and uptime, should they be switched to ownership by coreutils, or
should I rename them to greadlink and guptime? It looks like I will have
to make a -2 release soon to get rid of these packaging conflicts.
Life is short - so eat dessert first!
Eric Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
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