About the spec of cygwin's setup.ini file.
Tue Dec 23 13:04:00 GMT 2008
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According to Hongyi Zhao on 12/23/2008 2:18 AM:
> 1- The above two entries in the setup.ini actually point to the same
> source file: GConf2-2.14.0-2-src.tar.bz2, while they have different
> other filelds, such as: install.
That's because there are a number of packages where the same source
tarball produces multiple binary tarballs.
> Who can give me some hints on the
> spec of cygwin's setup.ini file?
The source code of setup.exe is freely available:
That provides the definitive reference for how it is parsed. But there is
also the genini reference page,
> 2- Furthermore, if I want make a local repository based on the
> setup.ini file, where should I put these pakcages? More specifically,
> should I use the field value of _install:_ or the field value of
> _source:_ to construct the local directory tree for my cygwin's
Depends on whether you want to install the binaries or the sources used to
generate those binaries. But why not use setup.exe, and let it do the
work for you?
Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!
Eric Blake firstname.lastname@example.org
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