[PATCH] Checking integrity of installed packages in cygcheck

Christopher Faylor cgf@redhat.com
Sat Aug 9 18:14:00 GMT 2003


On Sat, Aug 09, 2003 at 12:29:39PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Sat, Aug 09, 2003 at 12:12:11PM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>On Thu, Aug 07, 2003 at 06:50:10PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
>>>Hi,
>>>
>>>This patch adds most of the capability of the script from
>>><http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-apps/2003-08/msg00106.html> to cygcheck.
>>>It is triggered by the "-c" flag to cygcheck.  "Integrity" is a rather
>>>strong word, actually, as all this checks for is the existence of files
>>>and directories, but this could be further built upon (for example, tar
>>>has a diff option that could be useful).  The patch is against cvs HEAD
>>>with my previous micropatch
>>>(<http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-patches/2003-q3/msg00058.html>) applied.
>>>Comments and suggestions welcome.
>>
>>I'm getting some odd errors when I apply this patch:
>>
>>"4NT: Unknown command f:"
>>
>>(as you can see I use 4NT).
>>
>>I haven't had time to debug where these are coming from but I get one
>>for every file displayed.
>
>The enclosed patch fixes that.
>
>I'll check this in but it would be nice if (WBNI) this used a mingw gzip
>library rather than calling gzip directly.  That's a fair amount of
>work but I could resurrect the zlib library in winsup if necessary.
>
>I wonder why setup is using gzip rather than bzip2 for the package files...

On checking this patch a little further, I see that it gives a
misleading "OK" when the package file is missing.  Could you detect
that case?

cgf



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