[PATCH] cygcheck -s should not imply -d
Thu Jan 13 13:24:00 GMT 2011
On Jan 13 13:04, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> On 13/01/2011 12:33, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Jan 11 14:26, Jon TURNEY wrote:
> >> On 11/01/2011 08:10, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >>> I wasn't quite sure either, but while running cygcheck with Jon's patch
> >>> it started to make more sense. We can also change the docs to ask for
> >>> `cygcheck -svrd' output, but I guess we should just wait and see.
> >> FWIW (I don't have all packages installed), mutt is the only package I have
> >> installed for which cygcheck -c falsely reports a problem.
> >> $ cygcheck -c | grep -v OK
> >> Cygwin Package Information
> >> Package Version Status
> >> mutt 1.5.20-1 Incomplete
> > Do you happen to know why?
> You can read my ill-informed speculation about this matter at  :-)
>  http://sourceware.org/ml/cygwin-apps/2010-11/msg00065.html
Uh, ok. Thanks for the pointer.
> >> Would a patch to http://cygwin.com/setup.html be welcome recommending that:
> >> (a) if a package installs files which a user is expected to customize, don't
> >> trample over those customizations when the package is upgraded/reinstalled
> > Isn't that what /etc/defaults and /etc/postinstall is for, basically?
> > I'm not sure I understand what you're proposing. At which point should
> > setup warn and how is it supposed to know that a file is a
> > user-customizable one? In theory, that's all in the responsibility
> > of the package.
> Sorry, that URL isn't very helpfully named. I'm not proposing to change
> setup.exe, I'm just suggesting adding some text to the 'Cygwin Package
> Contributor's Guide' web page, recommending those things. (I only became aware
> of the existence of /etc/defaults by looking at what other packages do, I
> can't see it mentioned on that page)
Ouch. Sorry about that. Yes, sure, it would surely be welcome
to see progress in the docs, too.
Corinna Vinschen Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
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