[HEADSUP] Base category

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Sat Dec 6 17:39:00 GMT 2014

On 12/6/2014 11:57 AM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Hi,
> isn't it rather annoying that even Base packages have dependencies
> outside the Base category?  So, even if I perform a plain Base-only
> installation, I get asked if dependencies shall be fullfilled, which, as
> a question, is more than borderline anyway.
> Therefore, shouldn't we put all packages Base packages depend on into
> Base as well?

That makes sense to me.  The popup about dependencies could be confusing 
for someone installing Cygwin for the first time.

> Also, can we automate this?

I'm not sure that's a good idea.  If the dependencies of a Base package 
change, it's probably good for this to be noticeable, in case it was due 
to a packaging error.


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