cygport upload

Thomas Wolff
Fri Mar 27 17:31:04 GMT 2020

Am 27.03.2020 um 17:27 schrieb Jon Turney:
> 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
>>>> SUMMARY: 2 ERROR(s)
>>> 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
Right. The download files are provided at where you can see release-36-1.
> The fact that the upstream filename contains '36-1' alone doesn't seem 
> sufficient to grant an exception.
I think I'll put something like REPOVER=${VERSION//./-} into the cygport 
file for the download then.

>>> 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 
> /usr/share/pkgconfig/cldr-emoji-annotation.pc
I wasn't aware of that. Not sure, though, what it's good for. I'd prefer 
to go without it unless it's missed by someone.

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