[ITA] _autorebase

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Wed Dec 17 17:16:00 GMT 2014

On Dec 17 18:01, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen writes:
> > Oh, and there's something else very important.  The new technique
> > requires the users to update setup.exe, otherwise they will get
> > problems.  We can't do much for people ignoring the "this setup.ini has
> > been created by a newer setup version" message in setup itself, but we
> > should at least announce the new setup version.
> >
> > Achim, either you just write the complete announcement for setup from
> > scratch, or you give me a piece of text to include into the announcement
> > and I write it.  Whatever you prefer.  The important thing here is to
> > urge people to upgrade.
> I'll look into that
> > Given that many of us are not available the next 2 or 3 weeks (e.g., me),
> > I'm wondering if we should let the new setup version sink in during that
> > time, and upgrade the packages using the new feature (_autorebase, TeX
> > Live) only in the new year, after the 6th of January when all of us will
> > be back.
> Good idea.
> In fact if we do that, I'd like to require either new releases for the
> packages using /etc/rebase/dynpath.d or alternatively that they get an
> additional package that drops just this file (if a full release _now_
> would be too much work) and the requisite change to setup.hint to have a
> dependency added so that this new package gets pulled in.

That should be fine, given the rather short list of affected maintainers:

  octave   Marco Atzeri
  perl     Reini Urban/Achim Gratz ?!?
  php      Yaakov Selkowitz
  python   Jason Tishler/Yaakov Selkowitz
  R        Marco Atzeri
  ruby     Yaakov Selkowitz

As for perl, are you still with us Reini?  As for python, Jason, you're
still around?


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