why does setup keep trying to install non-required packages?
Mon Aug 12 11:16:00 GMT 2013
On Aug 12 07:10, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 8/12/2013 5:33 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >On Aug 11 09:41, Ken Brown wrote:
> >>On 8/11/2013 3:16 AM, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> >>>Fairly often when I run setup just for updates, it selects new packages for
> >>>installation that I haven't selected and that aren't required by any of my
> >>>other packages.
> >>>Right now setup wants to install the login package. I didn't select it,
> >>>and if I unselect it the installation continues without any problem. It
> >>>happened in setup-x86, and now setup-x86_64 wants to do it too. I try to
> >>>keep my installation slim, so I don't want setup to add new packages that
> >>>aren't required and that I didn't select.
> >>>Has anyone else observed this? Know the reason? Are they new packages,
> >>>and setup assumes I want all new packages?
> >>login is in the Base category and so is installed by default. It
> >>was only recently added to the 64-bit distro, but I think it's been
> >>in x86 for a long time. The files on sourceware date from 2009.
> >>As far as I know, only things in Base and Misc (and their
> >>dependencies) get installed by default. (And packages in Misc are
> >>usually there by mistake, because a maintainer forgot to provide a
> >>setup.hint.) I haven't observed any exceptions to this.
> >Usually only Base and dependencies shoud be installed by default,
> >not Misc. Or did I miss something?
> We had problems with expat packages being installed by default
> because they were missing setup.hint files and therefore were put
> into Misc:
> Maybe I jumped to an incorrect conclusion, but that (and earlier
> instances of the same problem) made me think that Misc was installed
> by default.
Oh, right. The setup sources seem to prove that point, too.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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