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Re: [PATCH] Checking integrity of installed packages in cygcheck
Christopher Faylor wrote:
I'll check this in but it would be nice if (WBNI) this used a mingw gzip
library rather than calling gzip directly. That's a fair amount of
work but I could resurrect the zlib library in winsup if necessary.
I wonder why setup is using gzip rather than bzip2 for the package files...
the setup tree contains its own copies of the zlib and bzlib trees;
thue, they are compiled under the same runtime that setup is. If setup
is a 'mingw' app, then so are the internal, statically linked libz and
I imagine that the reason Igor used popen and zcat is simply that it was
easier than directly interfacing to the library. Perhaps that issue
could be addressed in a later patch (along the lines of the compress_gz
class, which also provides uncompression capabilities?)