Upload: bash-3.0-3 [test]

Eric Blake ericblake@comcast.net
Sat Jul 2 21:17:00 GMT 2005

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According to Igor Pechtchanski on 7/2/2005 2:52 PM:
> What we really need is have setup run postinstall/preremove scripts in
> some dependence-driven order.  Until then, the alphanumeric tricks should
> suffice.

Since I had to modify g-b-s to get special naming, it seems that most
packages will have their pre/post scripts named after the package itself.
 Independent dependency orders also matter because the postinstall script
for bash depends on coreutils (it uses link), but coreutils has a runtime
dependence on /bin/sh (which will soon be bash) since groups is a script.
 There is no circular dependency if these are tracked separately, but with
the single dependency scheme we have now it comes across as a circular
dependency.  For now, I left coreutils out of bash's dependency list (it
should be present anyways, as part of Base).

>>Is bash something that can/should be alternativized with the other
>>sh-variants?  What would I need to do to make it work cleanly?
> I would guess that bash itself won't need to do anything special -- it's a
> question of the alternatives package having reasonable defaults.  Whatever
> the case, whatever sets this up will need to run before other postinstall
> scripts.  It may even be worth it to get setup.exe to recognize and treat
> the alternatives postinstall/preremove scripts specially.

I was under the impression that each maintainer who contributes an
alternativized package adds files (or links) in special locations so that
alternatives can just find them.

> Eric, please make sure your mailer respects the Reply-To: header -- I set
> it for a reason.  Also, <http://cygwin.com/acronyms/#PCYMTWLL>.  Thanks.

When I'm at my home computer, my email is configured properly.  <rant>But
when I'm elsewhere and have to use the piece-of-trash webmail interface
from my ISP, there is no way for me to control it.  I have already tried
contacting comcast to tell them that wrapping long lines is essential,
especially since SMTP allows servers to arbitrarily truncate lines at 999
characters, but to no avail yet (and as a result, have had some of my
emails arbitrarily chopped without any warning to me).  I try, but don't
always remember, to add line breaks manually.  And as the reply-to: header
is not visible in their webmail interface, I'm never really sure which
users prefer reading only the list except by previous experience.</rant>
Sorry for giving you a bad email experience.

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