About the spec of cygwin's setup.ini file.

Eric Blake ebb9@byu.net
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
> repository?

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?

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