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Re: cygwin-pkg-maint maintance
- From: Yaakov Selkowitz <yselkowitz at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sun, 10 Aug 2014 23:55:25 -0500
- Subject: Re: cygwin-pkg-maint maintance
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On 2014-08-10 15:33, Marco Atzeri wrote:
I was looking at the needed maintenance of cygwin-pkg-maint,
crossing the data of x86 setup.ini with cygwin-pkg-maint
and I found 2 main classes of mismatch plus a minor one
Thanks for taking the time to look into this!
1) missing packages.
Package that are in x86 setup.ini but not reported in cygwin-pkg-maint
at any level.
Nor the package, nor the source package and neither the first
subdirectory of x86/release is reported in the file;
I estimated the maintainer from the mailing list to be:
PACKAGE SOURCE_PKG MAINTAINER
cloog-isl cloog-isl Achim Gratz
db4.5 db4.5 Dr. Volker Zell
db4.8 db4.8 Dr. Volker Zell
db4.8-doc db4.8 Dr. Volker Zell
font-misc-ethiopic font-misc-ethiopic Jon Turney
glib1.2 glib1.2 Yaakov Selkowitz
gtk1.2 gtk1.2 OBSOLETE (Yaakov Selkowitz)
gtk1.2-engines gtk1.2-engines OBSOLETE (Yaakov Selkowitz)
The new upload mechanism doesn't seem to handle OBSOLETE well, so these
two should be in my name without qualification in case I need to update
them in the future.
html2ps html2ps Yaakov Selkowitz
isl isl Achim Gratz
libart_lgpl_2 libart_lgpl_2 Yaakov Selkowitz
libaudio-devel nas Yaakov Selkowitz
libaudio2 nas Yaakov Selkowitz
libcloog-isl-devel cloog-isl Achim Gratz
libcloog-isl-doc cloog-isl Achim Gratz
libcloog-isl4 cloog-isl Achim Gratz
libedit libedit Corinna Vinschen
libedit-devel libedit Corinna Vinschen
libedit0 libedit Corinna Vinschen
libisl-devel isl Achim Gratz
libisl-doc isl Achim Gratz
libisl10 isl Achim Gratz
libzzip-devel zziplib Yaakov Selkowitz
libzzip0.13 zziplib Yaakov Selkowitz
mesa-demos mesa-demos Yaakov Selkowitz
nas nas Yaakov Selkowitz
nc nc Corinna Vinschen
printproto printproto OBSOLETE (Yaakov Selkowitz)
pwget pwget Jari Aalto
xhtml2ps html2ps Yaakov Selkowitz
xlsx2csv xlsx2csv Jari Aalto
zziplib zziplib Yaakov Selkowitz
The source packages should definitely be added; the subpackages depends
on your last question.
2) packages that are in cygwin-pkg-maint but not in setup.ini (nor x86
or x86_64 ones)
most are OBSOLETE but not clearly defined as such, like
db2, db3.1, .. of Volker
libqhull, liblapack of mine
Do you have a complete list?
libgck1-ddoc -> libgck1-doc
libzziplib-devel -> libzzip-devel
Yes, these are obvious fixes.
Question before I start to modify cygwin-pkg-maint:
Does still make sense to report all binary packages in
the cygwin-pkg-maint files ?
Should we cluster them at source package or directory level as accepted
by the upload procedure ?
Specially for the dll libraries the name are continuously bumped, and
we will be always behind. At first glance we are missing ~ 200
packages; so roughly 8% of all the binary packages (~ 2700).
The active source packages are ~ 1400 and they change much
less frequently (ITP, ITA, orphanage and obsolescence)
so a better accuracy is possible.
I've actually been thinking along the same lines. AFAICS, the new
upload mechanism doesn't care about subpackage listings so long as the
source package is listed (provided, of course, that the standard
directory layout is used).
Therefore, the only "benefit" to having subpackages listed would be
purely informative, but as you point out, 1) right now it's behind, 2)
it's high maintenance for little gain, plus 3) a single person must
anyway maintain an entire package with all its subpackages, and 4) nor
does it actually indicate which subpackages map to which source packages.
So I am all in favour of making this a source-only list, in line with
other distro package maintainer "databases".
Marco, if you're interested, please go ahead and add the missing
*source* packages and fix those typos, but please hold off on removing
anything until we hear from Corinna.