Testing ping for cygwin x86_64

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Wed Oct 23 17:42:00 GMT 2013

On Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 09:58:56AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>On Oct 22 22:49, Balaji wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 11:54 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>> > On Oct 17 10:17, Balaji wrote:
>> [...]
>> >> This being my first attempt at trying to possibly maintain a Cygwin
>> >> package, I want make sure I'm doing the right thing. One odd thing is
>> >> that all of the source code and Makefile are in the patch file. Also,
>> >> am I free to convert the package to cygport/ditch the shell script
>> >> etc. - I understand all that may typically be the maintainer's choice?
>> >> Advance thanks for any advice from you seasoned veterans.
>> >
>> > Porting a package to cygport is highly appreciated, no worries.  And of
>> > course you are free to pack it in a cleaner fashion than the existing
>> > package.
>> One other question - I remember there was some discussion about noarch
>> packages a while ago. Are there any rules for/against making something
>> a noarch package. And the associated pros/cons - both from a
>> maintainer and user perspective?
>Noarch packages are fine, but the packaging mechanism doesn't support
>them the same way as in Linux distros.  They still have to show up
>twice, once in the 32 and once in the 64 bit release area.

i.e., just like Linux distros do.


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