2nd summary (was Re: [HEADSUP] ALL Maintainers, please reply.)

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Tue Sep 27 13:29:00 GMT 2005

On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 09:55:59AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Sep 27 01:46, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>> On Tue, 27 Sep 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> > On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 11:19:36PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>> > >I've got a new release of ncurses which contains /usr/bin/clear.exe
>> > >ready to go (but not yet copied into /release).
>> > >
>> > >Go ahead an put an empty clear package up on sources (clear-1.0-2 ?) and
>> > >we'll let that propagate, and then I'll move my new ncurses over to
>> > >release/.
>> >
>> > I know that there was some talk of releasing an empty clear package but
>> > I don't see how that would be useful.  If I do that then we stand the chance
>> > of eliminating clear.exe when the clear package is "updated", meaning that
>> > we could conceivably remove the clear.exe that ncurses installed.
>> >
>> > I think the only thing we can do is remove clear from the distribution.
>> Actually, it's the other way around.  If the new (empty) clear package and
>> the new ncurses are pushed to the mirrors together, the ownership of
>> clear.exe goes to ncurses.  Whenever both are installed, both will be
>> upgraded, thus "moving" clear.exe to ncurses.
>I've uploaded new empty clear packages.  I've not put the clear package
>into the _obsolete category so far.  Can I do this already?

Given that Chuck hasn't uploaded his version yet, and that we are still
discussing this, I think it is premature to have an empty clear package
up there so I've removed it.


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