64-bit gcc-4.8.1 package installs source instead

Ryan Johnson ryan.johnson@cs.utoronto.ca
Mon Jul 22 21:42:00 GMT 2013

Hi all,

If I select the gcc-4.8.1-1 package from setup-64, it downloads and 
installs the gcc-4.8.1-src package, which AFAICT includes  a tarball of 
the gcc sources, a patch, and a cygport file:

$ for f in $(find /usr -name '*gcc*'); do echo "$f: $(cygcheck -f $f)"; done
/usr/bin/cyggcc_s-seh-1.dll: libgcc-4.8.1-1

Oddly (and the reason for the little script above):

$ cygcheck -dc | grep gcc
libgcc    4.8.1-1

In other words, cygwin thinks that neither gcc nor gcc-src is actually 
installed, and will happily repeat the broken install as many times as 
I've tried so far.

Packaging bug?


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