cygport: Request a new feature in order to set owner/group names in packaged tarballs.

Jon Turney
Thu Aug 6 17:13:52 GMT 2020

On 05/08/2020 22:50, Lemures Lemniscati via Cygwin-apps wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Aug 2020 20:34:24 +0100, Jon Turney
>> However, I think there is a consistency problem here, as other variables which should only produce a single line in the .hint file (e.g. REQUIRES, etc.) don't get whitespace canonicalized (as least, that's how it seemed to me when I briefly looked at this).
>> Thanks for the patch.
> Thank you for reviewing.
> It would be easy to canonicalize through a functiion like
> __single_line_list () in the commit
> I'll check later for 'category:', 'requires:', 'obsoletes:',
> 'provides:', and 'conflicts:'.
> Any other field to be checked for canonicalization?

Although it's not very clearly specified in [1], the only keys in a 
.hint file for which multiline values are currently permitted are ldesc: 
and message:


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