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Re: Sorted list of packages missing in the 64 bit distro yet
- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 01 Aug 2013 11:32:45 -0400
- Subject: Re: Sorted list of packages missing in the 64 bit distro yet
- References: <20130801143714 dot GS4166 at calimero dot vinschen dot de>
On 8/1/2013 10:37 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
Alternatively, if you
think a package doesn't have to be rebuilt for 64 bit (Chuck's older
automake versions come to mind)
Given that they all had such extensive test suites, I thought it would
be a useful smoke test to run them on cygwin64. So, I rebuilt and
re-ran all of the test suites, on both cygwin32 and cygwin64, for all
ELEVEN versions  of automake... 1.14 should finish in about seven
more hours. 
So...thanks, but... :-) As soon as the last test is finished, and I
compose all of the announcement messages, I'll upload everything for
both 32- and 64-. Should be sometime this evening or tomorrow morning.
 1.4p6, 1.5, 1.6.3,
1.7.9, 1.8.5, 1.9.6,
1.10.3, 1.11.6, 1.12.6,
not counting the automake wrapper (updated to -9, in support of am1.14),
and the gcc-tools-epoch[1,2]-[autoconf,automake] packages, which are
also ready for both 32- and 64-.
 The good news is, other than the SIGQUIT thing reported earlier,
behavior on 32- and 64- is identical, when you compensate for the fact
that some tests are skipped because their prerequisites aren't present
yet on 64-. I notice that older automakes now have more failures than
they did back when originally built/tested (even on cygwin32); that
appears to be due to changes in autoconf, libtool, and gettext which
newer automakes have accommodated, but older ones have (obviously) not.
The list is also available online at http://cygwin.com/cygwin-64bit-missing.
I'll keep it up-to-date as new packages arrive.
Really? it's in the cygwin-apps repository; I thought *you* were the
These are in progress...
This is an obsolete (and marked so in its Category) backwards
compatibility DLL (cygXpm-noX4.dll). It was replaced by libXpm-noX
(libXpm-noX_4 contains cygXpm-noX_4.dll; note the extra underscore) in
2009. There has been a 64bit version of libXpm-noX up since 7/1/2013.
At this point (seven years after last update, and four years since it
was obsoleted) I think it's okay to simply delete the 32bit xpm-nox.
There is nothing left that depends on it.
...and these aren't, yet. Sigh. There's also a number of packages that
Yaakov built for 64 (ncurses, others; thanks, Yaakov!) that I need to
pull over to my repo -- simply so I'll be prepared to continue
maintenance in the future. I might also, at that time, update them as well.
I've got a big ol' list.