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Re: Packaging howto. Was: Re: A new policy.
- From: Yaakov Selkowitz <yselkowitz at users dot sourceforge dot net>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2004 10:23:40 -0400
- Subject: Re: Packaging howto. Was: Re: A new policy.
- References: <200406101414.i5AEEMKY004856@ns-srv-2.bln1.siemens.de>
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| Although I'm not a maintainer yet, I would certainly have wanted to
| try a successful installation before submitting my package.
| I packed it to my best understanding of the package making howto,
| then placed it into my local download directory (under appropriate
| sub-dir name) and ran setup "Install from Local Directory"
| but it didn't show up in the setup list, so I couldn't even try it.
| Is there a howto about inserting a package for setup?
A package needs to be listed in a setup.ini for it to be picked up by
Make another dir (name doesn't matter) at the same level as setup.exe,
then make a subdir "release" under that. Put all your packages there,
one per folder, together with it's setup.hint, and then you run upset.
Further directions are available at
http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin-apps/package-server.html under the
section "Creating a custom Cygwin package server".
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