installed.db does not reflect the correct filename suffix

Corinna Vinschen
Wed Oct 16 07:26:00 GMT 2013

On Oct 15 16:00, 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
> >archives.
> 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.

Right.  We should then release 1.7.26 soon to get the new cygcheck
out of the door.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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