[RFC] cygport documentation

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Fri Jun 14 07:53:00 GMT 2013

On Jun 13 16:53, Warren Young wrote:
> On 6/13/2013 13:50, Achim Gratz wrote:
> >
> >a tutorial or
> >similarly styled explanation of how to use cygport,
> That, or a recipe format, or a FAQ format.  That is, one that starts
> with "how", rather than "what".
> >it would probably
> >help if the "manual" was called a "reference" to tone the expectations
> >accordingly.
> Agreed.  The current HTML manual -- awesome as it is compared to the
> old README file -- relies on you know know what you're looking for
> already.  The biggest holes remaining are the missing answers for
> questions of the form, "How do I get Cygport to do X for me?"
> It might also help to walk through several real cygport files:
> 1. A very basic one, such as one for an autotools based project that
> requires no patching and no special configuration.
> 2. A more complicated one showing how to do common things.  You're
> in a much better position than me to define "common", Yaakov, so I
> won't try.
> 3. One for a package with a seriously oddball build system,
> requiring that you override a lot of what cygport tries to do for
> you by default.

Yes, that's what may keep people a bit from using cygport.  A general
howto section and a few examples would help a lot I think.


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