setup.exe handles same packages in multiple mirrors badly

Andrey Repin anrdaemon@yandex.ru
Tue Aug 26 10:05:00 GMT 2014


Greetings, Corinna Vinschen!

>> If you ask me, Setup is long overdue for a complete replacement.
>> It "don't have" so many things other package managers allow, that I don't even
>> know, where to start. Meta dependencies? Suggestions? Virtual packages?

> The problem is not that we don't know this, the problem is, as so often,
> that we only have a handful of active developers at all, and nobody
> having the time nor inclination to work on setup to keep it ahead of
> time.

Apology again. :( At 5am brain want only one thing. And it's not "writhing
comprehensive posts".
I was intent on clarifying your point, but brain said "BED!" and legs
followed.

> Setup was a wonderful idea, way back when it has been created, but the
> vintage charm of its Y2K roots are a bit depressing these days.

> So, if anybody wants to take a stab at setup and revamp it, feel free.
> The only requirements are, it should still be able to utilize the
> setup.ini file created on cygwin.com, it should still be able to work
> the mirror list provided by cygwin.com, and it should still provide a
> GUI and a command line.  Everything else is open for renewal.

You might add "should be native application" and "should compile with Cygwin
provided toolchain". 
Else it'll be an unbearable nightmare to support.


--
WBR,
Andrey Repin (anrdaemon@yandex.ru) 26.08.2014, <13:49>

Sorry for my terrible english...


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