[PATCH] Checking integrity of installed packages in cygcheck

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Sat Aug 9 19:20:00 GMT 2003

Christopher Faylor wrote:

> 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...

the setup tree contains its own copies of the zlib and bzlib trees; 
thue, they are compiled under the same runtime that setup is.  If setup 
is a 'mingw' app, then so are the internal, statically linked libz and 

I imagine that the reason Igor used popen and zcat is simply that it was 
easier than directly interfacing to the library.  Perhaps that issue 
could be addressed in a later patch (along the lines of the compress_gz 
class, which also provides uncompression capabilities?)


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