[RFC] 1.7 Packaging: Obsolete packages

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Thu Aug 21 08:24:00 GMT 2008

On Aug 20 23:21, Yaakov (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
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> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > What if we add an "obsoletes:" line to setup.{ini,hint}?
> > 
> > The idea is that you don't have to provide empty replacement packages
> > for the old packages anymore, and setup removes all packages noted in
> > the "obsoletes:" line before installing the new package, in the same
> > step as when replaing old versions of the same package.
> > 
> > Would that work?  Wouldn't that ease the transition to new package
> > schemes a lot?
> Any progress yet on this one?

Unfortunately not.  The package management in setup is written in some
sort of martial-arts C++, which I have trouble to follow through.  For
this and for the problem I describe in


I would need help.


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