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Re: [ITP] util-linux
Charles Wilson wrote:
> Yaakov S (Cygwin Ports) wrote:
>>> Please, DO NOT UPLOAD until a new cygutils package without the
>>> conflicting commands is uploaded first.
> Sorry, had family commitments all last week/this weekend. Hopefully I
> can look at this stuff later this week, and adapt cygutils if
> necessary. It'd be good if someone *other* than me could take a look,
> before I unilaterally pull a bunch of apps out of cygutils...
I've got a version of cygutils (1.3.0-1) ready to upload which has the
following programs removed:
cal col colcrt colrm column ddate getopt mcookie namei rename rev
Its upload needs to be synchronized with the following:
(1) adding Yaakov's util-linux
(2) Q: maybe cygutils' setup.hint file should require: util-linux
PRO: that way, people won't suddenly see their favorite little
CON: util-linux requires e2fsprogs and libpcre0. Since cygutils
is required by some packages in the Base category, this
would effectively pull util-linux, e2fsprogs, and libpcre0
into Base. Not sure that's a good idea, just so somebody
can keep their 'ddate' working.
(3) agetty, more, and setsid would have to be marked _obsolete AND dummy
packages with version numbers larger than their respective current
versions uploaded, for each of those three.
Finally, I have a few questions about the util-linux -2 packaging.
(A) why are `more' and `arch' in /bin and not /usr/bin ? ("That's the
way linux does it" is not sufficient: on linux, there is actually a
difference between the two directories.) I'm uncertain that setup.exe
will DTRT here, since it is NOT a cygwin program...I'm *fairly* sure it
will DTRT, since otherwise all our stuff in /usr/bin wouldn't unpack
into CYGWINROOT\bin\ properly but ...
(B) After installing all the prerequisites listed in the README, I can't
build the util-linux package. pg.c fails with
pg.c:62:22: nl_types.h: No such file or directory
nl_types is provided by the catgets package, but that's not listed as a
prereq. (Further, why is it using catgets, instead of gettext?
everything ELSE in util-linux seems to use gettext...) This is probably
a build-type NOT run-time dependency, since I doubt pq exec's the
Anyway, after installing the catgets package...the build succeeds.
So, these two issues must be addressed -- and the question in (2) must
be answered -- before actions (1) (2) and (3) should be scheduled.