[PATCH] setup -e, --separate-src-dirs option

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Thu Dec 15 06:05:00 GMT 2011

On Wed, Dec 14, 2011 at 10:16:40PM +0100, Christian Franke wrote:
>Many -src packages install files in /usr/src which have no 
>PACKAGE[-VERSION] prefix or substring in file name. This makes it 
>difficult to maintain or cleanup larger /usr/src directories.
>The attached experimental patch for setup.exe adds option  -e, 
>--separate-src-dirs. If specified, each PACKAGE-VERSION-src.tar.bz2 is 
>installed below /usr/src/PACKAGE-VERSION instead.

If this is really desirable behavior then shouldn't we ask package
maintainers to fix their packages?  I don't see why setup.exe should
have to know about this.


More information about the Cygwin-apps mailing list