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Re: 1.7.20: cygicons-0.dll has gone missing
- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:22:49 -0400
- Subject: Re: 1.7.20: cygicons-0.dll has gone missing
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On 6/28/2013 6:16 AM, Andrey Repin wrote:
The cygutils package was recently split into cygutils-extra and
cygutils-x11. Install cygutils-extra.
Doesn't this suggest that cygicons-0.dll should be included
in the base cygwin package?
base does not needs icons, so in IMHO no.
That's a bit flawed line, IMO.
Default install should put user's system in a consistent working order.
Missing icons is not something I would call "consistent".
What part of a default install  *requires* icons from cygicon-0.dll?
Now, if you're talking about updating an existing cygwin installation
via setup.exe [with no special package selection], then yeah -- this is
a *known* breakage. But it's better than the previous *known issue*
where a default "Base" install  would pull in python and bits of X11.
THAT is what this packaging change was intended to fix, and because we
did so deliberately in order to break requires: dependencies, we
couldn't very well avoid the problem you see by adding those same
requires: dependencies right back.
Summary: READ the cygwin-announce list. Always. KNOW what you're doing
when you upgrade. AND, if you didn't do that...when you see an error
due to a "routine upgrade"...go back and DO read that list.
 And by "default install" I mean "new installation of cygwin, using
setup.exe, on a virgin system that has never before had cygwin
installed", where NO special package selection is made. E.g. a "Base"
And really, missing icons doesn't break a darn thing. It just makes
things look less pretty, temporarily, until you manually install the
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