Planned setup.ini changes for early 2018
Peter A. Castro
Thu Jan 11 17:55:00 GMT 2018
On Wed, 10 Jan 2018, Jon Turney wrote:
> * Add depends: to version descriptions
> This is a version-specific list of required packages (as opposed to
> requires:, which is per-package, and contains the union of the dependencies
> for all versions).
> I believe that historical setup versions will either ignore, or can handle
> depends: (just containing package names, without version relations)
> relatively sanely (see  et seq. for details).
As long as the behaviour you outline in  is consistent, then that means
I should be able to use older Setup with newer setup.ini, yes? That will
be useful for people who use the Time Machine. :)
> * De-duplicate source archives
> Source archives which are identical between x86 and x86_64 will be moved
> to paths starting src/ in the release area.
I'm not quite visualizing this, Do you mean there will be a new directory
name 'src' that will be on the same level as 'x86' and 'x86_64' or
will it be higher up the directory tree? It matters to me for the Time
Machine as I'll need to be able to re-create the same directory hierarchy
for each circa. It's a selectively automated process currently, but I
need to know what symlink to place where. :)
> Doing post-hoc de-duplication is unfortunate, but worthwhile given the
> potential size saving in mirrors (see  et seq.), until cygport can be
> taught how to make suitable source packages (which has several unresolved
> issues, also discussed at ,  et seq.).
Will this be done en masse upon the next setup.ini build cycle, or over
time as each new package is updated? Having a massive amount of "new"
packages show up under a "new" directory named 'src' will be quite a lot
for the mirrors to absorb all at once. For the Time Machine it might
effectively be double as I have to maintain the old hierarchy as well as
the new one (under the assumption that you'd apply the de-duplication
> * Migrate from setup.hint to pvr.hint in release area
> I also plan to migrate all remaining setup.hints to pvr.hints in the release
> area (setup.hint in uploads have been automatically migrated since ).
> This should have no effect on the generated setup.ini, but enables some
> complexity (some of which isn't implemented properly, see ) to be removed
> from calm.
>  https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2017-12/msg00020.html
>  my current implementation considers two archives identical if they have
> an identical set of members, with identical contents. Permitted differences
> include the mtime, mode or owner of members.
>  https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2017-04/msg00069.html
>  https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2017-05/msg00012.html
>  https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2017-11/msg00044.html
>  https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2017-10/msg00123.html
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