Cygwin install is broken v-a-vis dependencies

Marco Atzeri
Tue Apr 4 13:13:00 GMT 2017

On 04/04/2017 14:45, Henry S. Thompson wrote:
> cyg Simple writes:
>> On 4/3/2017 8:01 PM, Marco Atzeri wrote:
>>> As Dan explained the default behavior of cygwin setup is to update
>>> already installed packages and their dependencies.
>> Maybe so but even I find that this is cumbersome.  I would prefer a
>> choice upfront just after the download and parsing of setup.ini if I
>> want to update previously installed items.  I haven't mentioned it
>> because I don't have time to help develop that.
> Also, my recent experience was that if I toggled the updated package
> that was causing the trouble to 'Keep', even though _it_ didn't show up
> in the download list, the (large) dependencies offering _did_ still turn
> up.
> If you haven't updated recently, and you have mediainfo-gui 0.7.91-1 or
> earlier installed, you can reproduce.  You should be offered
> mediainfo-gui 0.7.93-1.  Even if you switch it (and libmediainfo
> and mediainfo to be sure) to Keep and proceed, you will be hit with a
> large list of dependencies.

The current setup handle a single set of dependency for all revision of
a package (current, previous, test)

It was started a step to create the raw data for version dependency 
data, but it is not yet there for all packages and setup will require a 
deep modification

> ht

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