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Re: 1.5.0 Test packages status (issue 2)

On Thu, 17 Jul 2003, Charles Wilson wrote:

> Well, you can cross these off your list...
> bzip2  + libbz2_1
> gdbm   + libgdbm-devel, libgdbm3
> Note that the following do not have any compiled portions, and are
> therefore "ready for 1.5.0"
> autoconf
> automake
> libtool
> autoconf-devel
> automake-devel
> keychain
> BTW, I think you *should* include the lower namespaces.  Even though some
> will NOT be ported to 1.5.0. For instance, libbz2_0 contains
> /usr/bin/cygbz21.0.dll.  But, cygbz21.0.dll is provided only for
> backwards compatibility for any programs that might be around to use it.
> However, there is no import library for it.
> Therefore, any NEWly compiled apps that link against -lbz2 will use
> /usr/lib/libbz2.dll.a which points to cygbz2_1.dll.  Thus, I updated
> cygbz2_1.dll (libbz2_1 package) but not cygbz21.0.dll (libbz2_0 package).
> So, there are really five classes of packages:
> 1) already recompiled for 1.5.0
> 2) non-binary
> 3) binary, but not for new use (e.g. could be recompiled, but why?)
> 4) empty compatibility packages (newlib-man, texmf?)
> 5) need to be recompiled 1.5.0
> Of these 5 classes, only those packages in #5 need anything done.
> Everything else is fine.
> So, for instance,
>   ncurses  ncurses-demo  libncurses7   libncurses-devel
> are all #1's.  But
>   libncurses6  libncurses5
> are both #3's.
> And, base-files is #2, while cvs is #5.
> Here's my first cut at a list.  I know I've probably miscategorized some
> things, but I tried to err on the side of putting stuff into #5
> ("recompile me now!") -- but we want #5 to get real small :-)

Thanks for doing this Chuck! I didn't have the time to traul through release/
but now you've done the leg work... :-)


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