New Setup for Cygwin 1.7 on

Corinna Vinschen
Tue Aug 26 08:18:00 GMT 2008

On Aug 25 11:57, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 05:37:53PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Aug 25 11:27, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> On Mon, Aug 25, 2008 at 10:33:00AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> >> >Making tweaks by removing valid dependencies in the hopes of improving
> >> >things is not going to be a win in the long run.  We seem to be in a
> >> >situation that is only solvable by changing setup.exe.
> >> 
> >> That said, however, I can manage to get base-cygwin first in the
> >> dependency order by changing all of the "requires: ...cygwin" to
> >> "requires: ...base-cygwin".  base-passwd is still off in the weeds
> >> somewhere.  Maybe those two packages should just be combined?
> >
> >The terminfo change would be much simpler.  Everything else seems
> >to fall into place then.
> I'd consider changes like the terminfo change a rather fragile way of
> fixing the problem.

You know I agree wholeheartedly that we must look into setup's
dependency algorithm in the first place, but the change to terminfo
would make sense, nevertheless.  The postinstall script is just
adding a static symlink which could easily be done by adding the
symlink to the tar archive directly.

Chuck, would you mind to do this change, even though it doesn't
help with setup's idea of the dependency order right now?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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