Blind people using setup.exe?

Dave Korn
Mon Jun 27 16:37:00 GMT 2005

----Original Message----
>From: Igor Pechtchanski
>Sent: 27 June 2005 17:27

> On Mon, 27 Jun 2005, Nikhil Nair wrote:
>> On Sun, 26 Jun 2005, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:

>>> Assuming you have the ability to edit files, as a temporary workaround
>>> you could add the following line to your /etc/setup/installed.db (in
>>> alphabetical order): 
>>> emacs emacs-0-0.tar.bz2 0
>>> and re-run setup.  It should now "upgrade" the version of emacs it
>>> thinks you have (0-0), effectively installing emacs.
>>> HTH,
>>> 	Igor
>> Thanks, Igor - that workaround performed flawlessly.
>> Am I right in suspecting that, if I were to use this method for another
>> package which had unsatisfied dependencies, setup.exe wouldnt' sort out
>> those dependencies for me?  Or would it assume the dependencies had
>> changed since version 0-0, and handle them seamlessly?
> I'm hoping it's the latter, but don't have the opportunity to verify that
> right now.  You can easily test that hypothesis yourself (just look in any
> setup.ini file in your local package cache for the dependency
> information)... :-)

  You know, this sounds like such a useful feature/hack/workaround that I'm
tempted to write a patch for setup that allows it to be done by a
command-line option.

  Oh, that reminds me, --no-md5 is broken, I just noticed the other day -
gotta look at that too. 

Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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