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Re: Setup shows ? instead of size for some packages
On 28/07/2012 23:33, szgyg wrote:
On 7/28/2012 6:56 AM, L Anderson wrote:
Call me slow to notice but I'm seeing more packages appearing with size
? mark in the "View" window when I run cygwin setup. Also, I notice that
most, if not all the packages, seem to be related to source or
libraries. I've read the setup documentation, googled, and searched the
mail list but can't seem to find as answer as to what's behind it.
Would someone in the know please tell me what causes it, what it means,
and is it a problem?
No, it isn't a problem. Those packages don't have any binary content,
that's why setup.exe show ? as their size. We use them when more than
one package is generated from the same upstream source, e.g.
libsomething1, libsomething-devel and something-doc. In this case the
package something, with "(source)" in its description, will contain the
source, and the other packages will contain the binary stuff. What Aaron
has described is another possible source of ? sizes, but then the
packages would be in the Misc category, as setup.exe wouldn't have the
category info either.
Well, for that particular cases I would prefer showing 'dummy' instead
of '?'. The question mark is prolific to make think that something is
wrong or selectable, on the other case you see it's intentional.
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