installed.db does not reflect the correct filename suffix

Christopher Faylor
Tue Oct 15 20:08:00 GMT 2013

On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 04:00:04PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>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.

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