[PATCH 2/5] Allow setup to parse more than 3 versions from the setup.ini file

Reini Urban rurban@x-ray.at
Sat Apr 30 10:12:00 GMT 2011

2011/4/29 Christopher Faylor:
> On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 03:23:31PM +0100, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>On 24/04/2011 17:10, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>> On Sun, Apr 24, 2011 at 02:05:54PM +0100, Jon TURNEY wrote:
>>>> This recognizes any "[version]" line as introducing the information for
>>>> another version, which doesn't have one of the trust levels [curr], [prev]
>>>> or [test], and so isn't automatically selected when setup is
>>>> Since the value of <version> carries no meaning, it might make more sense
>>>> to mandate the use of a specific string like "[also]" or "[other]", or
>>>> perhaps "[prev-1]", "[prev-2]", etc.
>>>> I have written a corresponding patch to genini
>>>> Setup already does all the neccessary sorting in version order etc. to
>>>> use these additional versions.
>>>> 2011-04-24  Jon TURNEY  <jon.turney-GrJqePx9RPPAJUdA+FbntA@public.gmane.org>
>>>>     * PackageTrust.h (trusts): Add TRUST_OTHER.
>>>>     * inilex.ll: tokenize any other [version] as the T_OTHER token.
>>>>     * iniparse.yy: Add T_OTHER token and set package trust
>>>>     to TRUST_OTHER when it is used.
>>> Sorry but what is this good for?  Who would use it?
>>If you are asking why a package maintainer might want this, then for e.g. [1]
>>[1] http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-xfree/2011-03/msg00049.html
> Ok, there's one package maintainer who wants it.
> Since this is, IMO, a rather large departure from past convention, it would
> be nice to see if this is something that other people want.
> This change will mean I'll need change to the program which generates
> setup.ini so I'd like to make sure that this is going to be used.

I am in strong favor of this new feature.

Reini Urban
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