[PATCH setup 00/11] Improve handling of specifying an obsolete package to be installed on the command line

Jon Turney jon.turney@dronecode.org.uk
Tue Dec 3 20:44:00 GMT 2019

On 01/12/2019 19:31, Ken Brown wrote:
> On 8/1/2019 12:05 PM, Jon Turney wrote:
>> e.g. setup -q -g -P python3-lxml (which used to do something useful)
>> currently gets you an (empty) python3-lxml package, which will be replaced
>> by python36-lxml (which obsoletes it) on the next setup run. After this
>> change, python36-lxml is installed instead.
>> See also the dicusssion at
>> https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2017-10/msg00092.html et seq. (where I
>> come to the (incorrect) conclusion that since we don't need this for
>> interactive use, it's not needed)
> Since you don't seem to have gotten any feedback on this patch series, I just
> want to let you know that I've been running setup.exe with these patches for a
> couple months, and I haven't seen any regressions.  (But I haven't done any
> systematic testing or review.)

Thanks very much for giving these a try.

I was recently reminded of these patches and thinking of doing a setup 
release to include them.  Are there any other outstanding patches you 
are aware of?

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