setup.ini, setup.hint, and update-setup

Christopher Faylor
Fri Oct 5 07:34:00 GMT 2001

I've never envisioned update-setup as a product.  I don't want to be in
the position of maintaining YA package.

You have a copy of the program and you can update it as you see fit.  I
don't think it's necessary to make it generally available and, in fact,
it *isn't* generally available.

So, grab it, hack on it, share it with your friends.  I don't care.
I am just not interested in bug reports on it right now.


On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 10:16:23AM -0400, Jason Tishler wrote:
>[Sorry, for chiming in late, but I have been on vacation for the last 5
>On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 05:36:34PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> I'm not going to guarantee that update-setup is around for the long haul.
>> That's one reason why it is not publicly available.
>I have found it very useful to be able to generate "private" setup.ini
>files via update-setup.  For example:
>    update-setup /misc/cygwin jt
>splices a "jt" branch onto my local Cygwin mirror.
>Do you envision any way to accomplish this, when (and if) update-setup
>meets its demise?  Note that I'm quite willing to do the work -- I'm just
>trying to make sure that the necessary hooks are in place in whatever
>will be generating setup.ini going forward.

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