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Re: [PATCH] Stop automatic dependency selection on setup.exe chooser screen

On 8/6/2010 5:18 PM, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Aug 6 17:09, Christopher Faylor wrote:
Why not present as much info as possible?  I don't know what "libkate"
is but it would be nice to be able to satisfy my curiousity on that page
rather than jumping to a web page and googling.

Well, that's ok. But I don't think it's important to learn where the dependency comes from.

I disagree. Many times (not just on cygwin, but other platforms too) I update a bunch of (installed) packages, or install a group of new ones, and the "hey, I'm going to install these dependencies now" page pops up.

And I think, "Geez, what the heck requires that I install the whole TeX distribution!! Maybe I'll rethink installing that package..."

It's a minor issue though. If you wanted to be REALLY clever, you could (re)structure the page as:

	libao               version 1.0.0-1
	(libao's sdesc)

	libao-devel         version 1.0.0-1
	(libao-devel's sdesc)

But set a tooltip on each entry that identifies the package whose requires: are causing it to be installed (or, in the case of multiple, the first of those packages).

Or do nothing. :-)


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