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Re: package _version_ check
These are mine.
it would be very nice if the above packages were re-built against 1.5
No, I don't think so. With one exception, those are ALL compatibility
packages. Even if they DID use the functions that were upgraded in
1.5.x, they STILL wouldn't be rebuilt. All new apps and libraries
should be linking against the current libs, which WERE rebuilt:
gdbm-1.8.3-7 **IS** the rebuilt package. It contains, however:
which were compiled statically on a stock 1.3.22-only system. They are
used to -- yes, you guessed it -- provide backward compatibility and
In the future, don't rely on a script to do your thinking for you.
Also, you might consider scanning the @#!#%!# cygwin-announce mailing
list archives. I didn't spend hours composing 30-odd detailed announce
messages -- ALL OF WHICH include 1.5.3-compatibility/requirement info --
for my health... Basically, any package which was announced in the
flurry after cygwin-1.5.3 was released was a 1.5.3 rebuild.
Further, cgf is correct: OLD programs will continue to run, without the
64bit functionality, seamlessly on a 1.5.3 system. Only the newly
recompiled apps, IF they access the new functions, won't be able to run
on a 1.3.22 system. But that's almost always true with any new release
of the kernel.
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