Why does setup insist on trying to install colordiff?

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
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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