New Setup for Cygwin 1.7 on

Corinna Vinschen
Thu Aug 28 07:37:00 GMT 2008

On Aug 27 14:35, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 07:14:32PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Anybody having another funny idea?
> Your patch may be a good idea but I still think that base-cygwin (and
> maybe base-passwd) should be a dependency of every package in the
> distribution.  I think that every package which currently relies on
> cygwin should instead rely on base-cygwin and every package which does
> not have a cygwin dependency (and there are a quite a few of those)
> should be forced to rely on base-cygwin.
> In my experiments, that forces base-cygwin first in the dependency order
> without any setup.exe changes required.

That really shouldn't be necessary.  cygwin is the only package
depending on base-cygwin and if every other package depends on cygwin,
base-cygwin should go first, too.  If it doesn't, it's still a problem
of the dependency algorithm.  If we can't make sure that the algorithm
works as we need it to, it would be a lot of change with questionable
outcome.  You'd never know if a new package or a different package
selection wouldn't screw up the order again.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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