Proposal: Remove source tracking from setup
Wed Nov 21 17:40:00 GMT 2001
On 21 Nov 2001 at 13:20, the Illustrious Robert Collins wrote:
> I'd like to remove all source package tracking from setup.exe.
> By this I mean:
> * Do not log downloaded sources to installed.db
> * skip parsing any existing source records from installed.db.
> * Continue to allow sources downloading.
> At the same time I'd like to add a header record to installed.db -
> something like
> INSTALLED.DB VERSION 2
> to allow versioned upgrades in the future.
> This will silently break any current scripts or tools like cygcheck that
> parse installed.db - which is why I'm raising it here. OTOH it will
> allow detection of further breakage.
> The goal of this change is to
> 1) make setup.exe a little simpler.
> 2) take a step towards allowing sources to be downloaded to arbitrary
No objections here.
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