are curr: and test: no longer accepted in .hint files?
Fri Mar 24 17:41:00 GMT 2017
> > What's the supported way now to tell calm which versions are previous,
> > current, and test when you need to override the defaults?
> I'm assuming you have a recent cygport, which is now generating
> <pvr>.hint rather than setup.hint files.
> It's not helpful to mention specific versions in a <pvr>.hint files, so
> curr: is not permitted, and test: is not permitted to specify a version
> If you need to override the default version ordering, then a separate
> per-package override.hint  can be used.
> In this case, I think all you want to do is continue to mark 2.0.0-b9-1
> as a 'test' version. As discussed in , the current thinking is that
> should be achieved with a 'test:' label in the associated pvr.hint, but
> unfortunately, this package pre-dates the pvr.hint changes, so you'll
> have to use override.hint
>  https://cygwin.com/packaging-hint-files.html#override.hint
>  https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2016-12/msg00005.html
Thanks. I hadn't seen  yet. I'll rework the hint files.
Thanks to whoever overhauled the package maintainer's guide in the last
year or two. The last time I looked at it, it was badly out of date. What's
there now is good.
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