[ITP] util-linux

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Mar 21 11:25:00 GMT 2006

On Mar 21 00:25, Charles Wilson wrote:
> (2) Q: maybe cygutils' setup.hint file should require: util-linux
>        PRO: that way, people won't suddenly see their favorite little
>             utility disappear
>        CON: util-linux requires e2fsprogs and libpcre0.  Since cygutils
>             is required by some packages in the Base category, this
>             would effectively pull util-linux, e2fsprogs, and libpcre0
>             into Base.  Not sure that's a good idea, just so somebody
>             can keep their 'ddate' working.

Sounds like a rather bad idea to me.  I could barely live with libpcre0
(which tool in util-linux actually *needs* perl regexp and can't be build
using standard regexp?) but I e2fsprogs should definitely not become a
requirement for a Cygwin base installation.


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