Why does setup insist on trying to install colordiff?
Thu Feb 28 18:37:00 GMT 2008
On Feb 28 18:31, Kostya Altukhov wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 6:19 PM, Dave Korn wrote:
> > > My problem is that colordiff requires Perl, and I build my own version
> > > of Perl and don't want it downloaded via setup.exe. Hence why I
> > > brought it up.
> > Oh, ouch. Maybe until we get this sorted out we should remove the
> > dependencies.
> It is probably better to fix the bug itself than to remove the dependencies :)
> I've actually looked in setup.exe source and I found this piece of code:
> if (installed
> || categories.find ("Base") != categories.end ()
> || categories.find ("Misc") != categories.end ())
> desired = default_version;
> So by default setup attempts to install all packages in categories
> Base and Misc. Why category Misc is treated as required? Maybe it
> should be removed from this 'if'. But that requires changing
> setup.exe, so the simplest fix would be just to change the category
> for colordiff from Misc to Utils (like it was in the ITP).
It's in "Utils" now. Somebody already changed that on cygwin.com
a couple of hours ago.
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