New Setup for Cygwin 1.7 on

Christopher Faylor
Wed Aug 20 16:00:00 GMT 2008

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 05:25:46PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Aug 20 11:17, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 04:46:30PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> >On Aug 20 10:39, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> >> On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 09:57:51AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> >> >I removed all dependencies from release-2/base-passwd except for
>> >> >base-cygwin a couple of days ago.  Hopefully we get to the point
>> >> >where the base packages' postinstalls run first.
>> >> 
>> >> Keeping a base-dependency in cygwin would make setup want to run base-*
>> >> before cygwin, though.  Cygwin doesn't *really* depend on these packages
>> >> (it doesn't need them to run) so I don't think they should be a
>> >> dependency.
>> >
>> >That's the whole idea.  Cygwin itself has no postinstall scripts, but
>> >the base-* scripts should run first.  That's why the dependencies make
>> >sense.  What else packages should depend on the base-* packages to
>> >accomplish this?
>> I thought the whole point was to install cygwin first.  How can you run base
>> packages first in a new install when there is no cygwin1.dll?
>The installation order doesn't matter.  Only the order in which scripts
>run matters.  And I don't see another way how to make sure that the
>base-* scripts always run first.

AFAIK, the requires line controls the way that the packages themselves
are installed.  I think it is important that the newest version of
cygwin should be installed first regardless of subsequent install script
processing.  Maybe we need a dummy package to ensure the subsequent ordering
of post-install or we need a postinstall-requires?


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