libpopt0 empty archive
Fri Nov 14 16:57:00 GMT 2014
On Fri, Nov 14, 2014 at 10:37 AM, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> On 11/14/2014 4:07 PM, cyg Simple wrote:
>> Package maintainers,
>> I found that /x86_64/release/popt/libpopt0/libpopt0-1.16-1.tar.xz is
>> an empty archive file. Fortunately there is a .bz2 archive that
>> contains the library.
>> The setup.hint for the libpopt0 library states it is obsolete but
>> cygutils still requires it making the obsolete a lie.
> not exactly, as reported in the setup.ini
> @ libpopt0
> sdesc: "Obsolete libpopt library"
> category: _obsolete
> requires: popt
> so any package requiring libpopt0 will install popt
> where currently the lib resides
> $ cygcheck -l popt
Thanks for the explanation. I see that the .bz2 file has been removed
leaving the empty .xz file.
> PS: I presume "mistake" is a better word than "lie" in this context
No, if packages still "require" another package, stating that the
other package is "obsolete" is a lie. It would be "deprecated" and
not "obsolete". Obsolete implies not used.
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