Updated setup.ini with descriptions, categories, and dependencies

Ralf Habacker Ralf.Habacker@freenet.de
Wed Aug 29 00:19:00 GMT 2001

> On Tue, Aug 28, 2001 at 07:17:22PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> >Ralf Habacker wrote:
> >>
> >> Hi,
> >> has anybody thinked about the cygipc package, which is needed by
> kde ? Should
> >> this be integrated and if so in which category ?
> >>
> >
> >This has been mentioned with respect to postgresql and kde.
> >Unfortunately, the answer is: "nothing we can do".  That particular
> >dependency will remain "off book" (kinda like Social Security in the US
> >-- it's "real", but it doesn't "count")
> >
> >The problem is basically that the best is the enemy of the good (or in
> >this case, the merely adequate).
> >
> >The Right Thing To Do is to add full IPC support to cygwin itself.
> >There are a few folks thinking about this issue, and what it will
> >require.  Among them: a streamlined daemon starter (cygrunsrv...), a
> >daemon to manage permissions and the shared objects themselves (Egor's
> >"cygwin daemon"?), and *a complete rewrite of IPC code without reference
> >to cygipc*.  (This has to do with licensing issues; the original authors
> >of cygipc retain copyright, and seem to have disappeared -- therefore,
> >we can't contact them to encourage them to assign copyright to Cygnus.
> IIRC, the original "authors" got the code from the linux kernel so they
> couldn't actually assign anything.
Does this mean, that the things, Charles told about, are not relevant ?
>From my perspective of porting kde, I only want, that this package is available,
whatever way is possible, because otherwise kde couldn't be integrated in the
distribution way  :-/.
Implementing ipc in cygwin, I think, is a longer way, so in the meantime adding
the cygipc package as is seems to be the best way.

So my question is, it is possible to add the cygipc package to cygwin or not ?

Another topic in this context is: kde2 needs a resolver lib and has ipv6
For the resolver lib I am using the bindlib_w32 from the University of
Californa, downloaded from ... i have forgotten ... It seems to work with cygwin
(a kde2 test app say this) except the ipv6 support. (As I remember right, I have
seen a message in the cygwin mailing list about a patch for this.)
So the question for me is, should the resolver lib be a part of cygwin(.dll) or
as own package ?


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