Base Cygwin now requires Python?

Andy Koppe
Fri May 17 04:41:00 GMT 2013

On 16 May 2013 23:59, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 07:39:59PM +0100, Andy Koppe wrote:
>>On 16 May 2013 07:41, Steven Penny wrote:
>>> Because of this dependency line
>>> mintty
>>>  cygutils
>>Hmm, mintty doesn't depend on cygutils anymore since setup.exe creates
>>the "Cygwin Terminal" shortcut for it, and its setup.hint reflects
>>that. Yet setup.ini does indeed contain the following line for mintty:
>>requires: bash cygutils cygwin
>>Is the problem that the setup.hint doesn't contain a 'requires:' line
>>at all (since mintty has no dependencies apart from the implicit
>>'cygwin')? Does upset keep previous dependencies in that case?
> What??? No!  Of course it doesn't!  What a daft notion!
> Oh.  Actually, now that I think of it, the way upset is run, it's the
> union of an existing setup.ini and setup.hint.  So, if there is no
> requires: line it would get pulled from setup.ini.
> I've taken the liberty of adding a "requires:" line to mintty's setup.hint.

Thanks, I've updated the copy in mintty svn accordingly.


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