(non-)updates for upx and lighttpd

Lapo Luchini lapo@lapo.it
Sat Nov 24 02:10:00 GMT 2007

Yaakov (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
> (Having problems posting to cygwin-apps at the moment.)

Err... I don't read cygwin@cygwin.com as often as -apps, so I noticed
this message only when I actually already managed to create a lighttpd
cygport by myself... (which was nice to do, anyway)

> Try this:
> http://cygwin-ports.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checkout*/cygwin-ports/ports/net/lighttpd/lighttpd-1.4.18-1.cygport
> http://cygwin-ports.cvs.sourceforge.net/*checkout*/cygwin-ports/ports/net/lighttpd/lighttpd-1.4.18-1.src.patch

...I'll take a look at it to see the differences, though.

I see you didn't override src_install() as I did... that's because you
have a more recent cygport that does more/different things or simply
that you install also the .la files? (which I don't think are much
useful, as those are really plugins for ligthy, not shared libraries
anyone else might want to link to)

BTW: can you explain the cygwinports things a bit to me? the main
question is: what's the "motive" behind it? to be an incubation tank for
new possible packages people may choose to adopt? to share the work of
patching "hard to port" software? to simply be an alternative
source-only form of cygwin distribution (alike to freebsd ports and/or
gentoo portage, except that freebsd ports are in fact used to create
official packages and cygwin ports seems not to be, except maybe your


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