mingw-zlib not available in setup.ini (Was Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] NEW: mingw-zlib-1.1.4-4)

Igor Pechtchanski pechtcha@cs.nyu.edu
Thu Sep 11 14:21:00 GMT 2003


I noticed something unusual with the directory structure for mingw-zlib:
it's not in its own directory, but rather in a subdirectory of a new
"mingw" directory in "release".  Perhaps as a consequence of that, it's
not in setup.ini (not on the mirrors I've checked, anyway).  At a guess,
upset got upset at either that or something in mingw-zlib's setup.hint
(though a cursory glance doesn't show anything wrong with it).
P.S. I'm not entirely sure if this is a cygwin-apps issue...

On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Charles Wilson wrote:

> Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Mon, Sep 08, 2003 at 10:30:08AM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> >
> >>On Mon, 8 Sep 2003, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >>
> >>>I don't mean to speak for Chuck but, after some discussion, it's
> >>>intended to be a separate package.  The intent was to not put a zlib
> >>>directory in winsup, which would be the case with mingw-runtime.  Ditto
> >>>for the gcc sources.
> >>
> >>So basically this means that everyone wanting to compile Cygwin from
> >>CVS or source tarball will have to install this package, right?
> >
> >
> > If they want this functionality, yes.
> Yes.  Currently, the package is in the 'Mingw' group (for lack of
> anything better).  I considered putting it into 'Base' for this very
> reason -- but since the cygwin utilities will no doubt link statically,
> they don't really need the DLL at runtime.  Just at link time.
> But that means that zlib-mingw is no different than many other tools you
> need "for additional functionality" when building cygwin.
> gettext-devel, for recompiling the msg catalogs.  texinfo, for
> recompiling the texinfo docs, and other whole suites of tools for the
> sgml documentation...
> As far as the name, there are a few packages with mingw-ish tendencies:
> gcc-mingw
> mingw-runtime
> w32api
> Seeing no real pattern, I chose mingw-zlib.
> And yes, this is intended to be a separate package.  cgf & I talked
> about simply adding the libraries to the existing zlib package, but I
> didn't like that, since I felt it would overly complicate my release
> procedure.
> Adding them to the existing mingw-runtime or gcc-mingw package didn't
> come up, but as cgf has already explained, that solution has its own
> problems.
> --
> Chuck

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