[ITA] _autorebase

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Dec 16 13:23:00 GMT 2014

On Dec 13 16:56, Achim Gratz wrote:
> --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> wget="wget -rxnH http://cygwin.stromeko.net/noarch/release"
> $wget/_autorebase-001000-1-src.tar.xz
> $wget/_autorebase-001000-1.tar.xz
> $wget/setup.hint
> --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> Requirements before deployment:
> - all autodep stuff referring to _autorebase must be removed
> - setup.exe version 2.858 or later must be used

I just uploaded setup 2.859.

> Notes:
> There will be no ITP for _incautorebase since Corinna wanted a
> replacement for _autorebase instead.
> Dependencies on _autorebase should not be used, but are harmless.  This
> is a Base package and it will always be run in postinstall.
> This release comes with an additional script rebase-trigger that can be
> used to have the postinstall script run a full rebase or peflags the
> next time setup.exe is run (with or without an update or additional
> installations or removals).  Once this is in place the description of
> how to do a manual full rebase should refer to this method instead since
> I expect it to be much easier to follow.
> Packages that need to tap into the autorebase infrastructure for dynamic
> objects should drop a file /etc/rebase/dynpath.d/<package> that has the
> path to be searched for dynamic objects as its content.  Currently these
> files are delivered with _autorebase, but when packages get updated they
> should take over that responsibility.  Please announce such changes so
> that the corresponding file can be removed from the _autorebase package
> before the new package version gets deployed.

What would be most helpful is to get a piece of documentation for us
maintainers how to use the new _autorebase facility, sent with a fat
HEADSUP subject, and which we can ideally add to setup.html.


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