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Re: New Setup for Cygwin 1.7 on

On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 11:02:06AM -0400, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 12:10:59PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>On Aug 20 19:48, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>> On Aug 20 12:48, Charles Wilson wrote:
>>> > Brian Dessent wrote:
>>> > > For these core packages that are in Base
>>> > > it doesn't really matter that their "requires:" line accurately lists
>>> > > each thing they need, because they're all getting installed anyway.
>>> > 
>>> > Then it's easy.
>>> > 
>>> > cygwin: requires base-*
>>> > base-*: no requires at all [*]
>>> > 
>>> > No other changes. The end.
>>> That's (alomst) exactly as I did it in release-2.  Just additionally
>>>   base-passwd requires: base-cygwin
>>All we did the last couple of days seems to have helped only marginally,
>>if at all.  This morning I ran a 1.7 Base install from scratch, and the
>>dependency order is still as screwed up as before:
>>  warning: LOG: 1 Dependency order of packages: libintl3 texinfo
>>  _update-info-dir gawk tzcode libiconv2 coreutils terminfo libncurses8
>>  libreadline6 bash base-cygwin base-passwd cygwin libintl8 alternatives
>>  ash findutils sed base-files libbz2_1 bzip2 libpopt0 cygutils groff
>>  gzip termcap libpcre0 less man cygwin-doc editrights grep ipc-utils
>>  login rebase run tar which
>>I followed through the dependencies using a pencil and a sheet of paper
>>(sorry Dave ;))  and from what I can tell there are two dependency
>>loops which break the entire dependency order:
>>  bash    <-> _update_info_dir
>>  texinfo <-> _update_info_dir
>>All other dependencies are looking sound from what I can tell.
>>So, I would like to propose to remove the "requires: bash texinfo" line
>>from _update_info_dir's setup.hint file.  It appears that these
>>requirements break the whole ordering.  Maybe we should simply
>>replace it with "requires: cygwin" instead.
>Sorry but I think not having _update-info-dir rely on texinfo is not a
>good idea.

To rephrase: I think it is a bad idea to remove dependencies from
_update-info-dir since so many things rely on it.


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