Textutils 2.0.16-1 (part 1 of 3)

Matthew Smith matts@bluesguitar.org
Fri Nov 2 10:48:00 GMT 2001

Rob and Chris:

    Thanks very much for straightening me out on the setup.hint format.
I'll start putting together an announcement now.


> On Mon, Nov 12, 2001 at 09:45:16AM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> >I've uploaded your updated tarballs to the redhat server, when they've
> >got to a mirror or two, you are good to go with an announcement.
> >
> >1 nit, your setup.hint didn't have a requires: line, so I just used the
> >current one - requires: ash cygwin.
> Actually the setup.hint was really screwed up.  I got a bunch of errors
> the setup.ini updater.
> The syntax for setup.hint is not exactly the same as for setup.ini.
> You don't put [prev] and [curr] in it.
> You don't put install: or source: in it.  It's supposed to be a "hint"
> for information that can't be inferred otherwise, like category, sdesc,
> or requires.
> Also, AFAIK, setup.exe doesn't allow different categories or requirements
> for different versions since these fields apply on a per-package not
> a per-version basis.
> sdesc is the short, one line description of the package.  It is not the
> name of the package.  ldesc is a multi-line, detailed description.  It
> is not the one-line description.
> If you do need to specify the current/prev/test version, you use the
> version number, not the name of the tar archive.
> Anyway, I've modified the setup.hint to this:
> sdesc: The GNU text file processing utilities
> category: base
> requires: ash cygwin
> This makes the textutils setup.hint similar to the other setup.hint's
> in latest/contrib.
> cgf

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