[jorg.schaible@db.com: Setup and zlib, libpng]

Chris Faylor cgf@cygnus.com
Mon May 15 09:58:00 GMT 2000

On Mon, May 15, 2000 at 12:49:35PM -0400, Charles S. Wilson wrote:
>Those are patches necessary to rebuild from source.  They should not be
>downloaded by setup.exe at all, but should be available in the same
>place the source is.  Alternatively, the -src.tar.gz packages could be
>(a) customized; that is, already have the patch applied, or (b) contain
>the patch as well, as a separate file in the unpacked <SRCDIR>.

Ok.  We should decide on a standard.  None of the other directories in
latest have anything like this and setup.exe can't deal with it now.

I don't know if there are enough people on this list to reach a consensus
on this.  I guess my preference would be to have one -src file which
contained a patch.


>cf this email from DJ:
>>> 3) needs work: [snip]
>> What I do is upload the original source tar.gz, and a separate
>> patch.gz file for any changes I make.  Then, when the next release
>> comes out, you start by trying to apply the patch again and go from
>> there.  Otherwise, the answer for (2) applies.
>Chris Faylor wrote:
>> This showed up in the cygwin mailing list.
>> Since the setup.exe program does not currently handle -patch.tar.gz files,
>> I have removed them.
>> I'm not entirely sure what was supposed to happen with these files but
>> if they are necessary then a new version of setup.exe is required.
>> cgf
>> ----- Forwarded message from jorg.schaible@db.com -----
>> From: jorg.schaible@db.com
>> To: cygwin@sourceware.cygnus.com
>> Subject: Setup and zlib, libpng
>> Date: Mon, 15 May 2000 17:24:38 +0000
>> Hello,
>> the internet setup will also download the *-patch.tar.gz files for these new packages. The files are extracted to /. This seems not intended ??
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