mksetupini: Presence of both 'requires:' and 'depends:' in a PVR.hint file
Sun Jun 24 18:28:00 GMT 2018
I'd like to add support to cygport for dependencies with version
relations. In the course of working on this, I was led to question the
behavior of mksetupini when a PVR.hint file contains both a 'requires:'
and a 'depends:' field [*].
Currently, the 'requires:' field gets propagated to the 'requires:'
field of setup.ini, and the 'depends:' field gets propagated to the
(version-specific) 'depends2:' field of setup.ini. When setup parses
setup.ini, the 'depends2:' field takes precedence over the
(non-version-specific) 'requires:' field.
The net effect, then, is that the 'requires:' field of PVR.hint is
ignored. Wouldn't it make more sense for mksetupini to fold the
'requires:' field into the 'depends2:' field of setup.ini?
Alternatively, maybe we shouldn't allow PVR.hint to contain both
'requires:' and 'depends:'
[*] I can't think of a good reason to create such a .hint file, but it
appears to be allowed in
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