installed.db does not reflect the correct filename suffix

Christopher Faylor
Tue Oct 15 20:00:00 GMT 2013

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 06:03:16PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Oct 15 17:53, Achim Gratz wrote:
>> Corinna Vinschen writes:
>> > Does anybody have an idea how to fix this?
>> Pragmatically the compression suffix could be dropped (just appending
>> ".tar"), since setup.exe doesn't care what it is anyway.
>I was assuming that some people automatically scan installed.db for some
>purposes, and for those people the current state is broken with .tar.xz

Since installed.db is intended for use by cygwin tools that we support
it is not really "wrong" for it to use .bz2.  It is just odd.  However,
I think we should just the .tar.* extension entirely and fix cygcheck to
deal with that case.

FWIW, I think Yaakov noticed this problem a few weeks ago.


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