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Re: New Setup for Cygwin 1.7 on cygwin.com
On Thu, Aug 21, 2008 at 05:58:39PM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>You're fixing single symptoms, rather than taking out the core problem.
The proposed fix is to remove *valid* dependencies because they are
causing setup.exe to behave in ways that are undesirable. That is not
an actual fix for the core problem. It's a band-aid.
If the dependencies for _update-info-dir were removed and someone
carefully unselected everything and selected only, say, bash and
openssh, trusting setup.exe dependency handling, then the end result
would be an _update-info-dir postinstall that displays errors.
If bash was made to not rely on _update-info-dir then there would be no
errors, there would be one less package to download, and "info bash"
would still work but "info" would not. I think that's a lot more
desirable than a postinstall script that shows inexplicable errors.