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Re: Unbelievably obscure setup bug

On Nov 19 13:23, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 19/11/2010 13:13, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > The code in question was supposed to make sure that the order is always
> > "base-cygwin base-passwd [...]" and that was the case so far.  Of
> > course, given the obvious mishandling of the casecompare return value
> > it's not clear why this ever worked.  Even more mysterious is the fact
> > that the bugfix *breaks* this order.  Well, time to debug...
> Well, the bugfix breaks the order because visit() on "base-cygwin" inserts it
> and all it's dependencies depth-first (ignoring loops).

In theory base-cygwin has no dependecies.  Here are the setup.hint


    category: Base


    requires: base-cygwin
    category: Base
    noautodep: cygwin


    requires: base-passwd base-cygwin
    noautodep: _update-info-dir

I think that explains it.  The problem in base-cygwin is that it depends
on cygwin since the "noautodep: cygwin" is missing.  So there's a
dependency chain which goes "base-cygwin -> cygwin -> base-passwd".
That's how this order is generated.  If we add "noautodep: cygwin" to
base-cygwin, it would really have no dependency and should always become
the first package.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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