cygport upload

Jon Turney
Fri Mar 27 16:27:12 GMT 2020

On 27/03/2020 16:15, Thomas Wolff wrote:
> Am 27.03.2020 um 16:41 schrieb Jon Turney:
>> On 27/03/2020 14:35, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>>> Am 27.03.2020 um 13:21 schrieb Jon Turney:
>>>> On 27/03/2020 10:17, Thomas Wolff wrote:
>>>>> How does cygport upload work?
>>>>> I previously uploaded with sftp but cygport apparently runs lftp 
>>>>> and it asks me for a password.
>>>> This just seems to be a thing lftp does.
>>>> If the key isn't coming from ssh-agent, it always asks for a 
>>>> passphrase. If the key doesn't have one, you can just hit enter (or 
>>>> type anything).
>>> OK, works. Can lftp or cygport be configured so that lftp does not 
>>> ask for a password? Or to use sftp instead?
>> I don't know of any configuration for lftp to turn off that behaviour 
>> (which is arguably a defect in lftp), but that's probably something 
>> you could investigate for yourself.
>> I am not sure why lftp is used instead of sftp, possibly it is 
>> insufficiently scriptable to do what cygport wants to do.
>>> Uploading the two Unicode packages, I got this response:
>>> ERROR: package '/sourceware/cygwin-staging/home/Thomas 
>>> Wolff/noarch/release/unicode-cldr' is not in the package list
>>> ERROR: package '/sourceware/cygwin-staging/home/Thomas 
>>> Wolff/noarch/release/unicode-cldr/unicode-cldr-emoji-annotation' is 
>>> not in the package list
>> Ah, right.
>> I've updated cygwin-pkg-maint and made the appropriate adjustment.
>> There still seems to be a problem with the form of the version number 
>> you've chosen, however.
> Yes, calm complains about
> '-' in version
> but 36-1 is the version format used upstream. Do I need to convert it?

Looking at, I see it called 36.1

The fact that the upstream filename contains '36-1' alone doesn't seem 
sufficient to grant an exception.

>> I am not quite clear how unicode-cldr replaces 
>> unicode-cldr-emoji-annotation, if we have anything which requires it 
>> to build, since it doesn't appear to provide the .pc file that did.
> Please elaborate. I do not see any .pc file in the previous package.
> The new package include /usr/share/unicode/cldr/common/annotations 
> (which the previous one provided solely) and other subdirectories of 
> /usr/share/unicode/cldr/common.

Maybe I am mistaken, but looking at the filelists in, 
package unicode-cldr-emoji-annotation contains 

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