[FYI] file conflicts in recent Cygwin packages (see syscheck.log)

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Mon Nov 5 10:56:00 GMT 2001

Robert Collins wrote:

> > Another script is used to traverse the distribution tree and convert
> > all .tar.gz to .tar.bz2 which is obviously the better compression tool
> > here.
> This is wrong. It's up to the package maintainer to choose .tar.gz or
> .tar.bz2, and if the package is going to be changed the cygwin version
> suffix MUST be bumped.

Yeah, do you also want to autoconvert all .tar.bz2 files to .rpm without
the maintainer's input, or from .rpm to .deb?  This is a maintainer
decision, not an authoritarian dictated one.


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