hierarchy in setup (category stuff)

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Fri Jun 29 18:45:00 GMT 2001

On Sat, Jun 30, 2001 at 11:44:30AM +1000, Robert Collins wrote:
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Christopher Faylor" <cgf@redhat.com>
>> >> >> Robert, if you are still interested, then I think that this is
>> >definitely the
>> >> >> way to go.  If you have something worth checking in, then please do
>> >
>> >I'll draw up change log stuff and send something to cygwin-patches... or
>> >you want me to hit CVS directly?
>> Go ahead and check it in.  We can tweak it later.
>> I was just thinking of using the directories as an organizational method
>> for the packages on sourceware.  The alternative is to somehow get the
>> information into the setup.hint file there or to add some other file to
>> the directory.  That's a lot of work and it's error-prone.  I can easily
>> foresee erroneously having a Development and a Devlopment (misspelled)
>> category if we do this on a per-package basis.
>I'm in favour of having that data in the package file itself, and a scanning
>tool that buils setup.ini.

We already have a scanning tool for this.  It builds setup.ini by scanning
the directories.

I guess it could open each tar file and look there, too, but that seems like
overkill for now.

>This is useful for home users as well, and allows a semi-automated
>"package verification" so that you don't have to check for Devlopment.

How would this allow for verification?  Would there be a global list
of accepted categories somewhere?


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