[ITA] tcl-sqlite3

Yaakov (Cygwin/X) yselkowitz@users.sourceforge.net
Mon Jan 20 03:52:00 GMT 2014

On 2014-01-15 03:12, Jan Nijtmans wrote:
> 2014/1/14 Yaakov (Cygwin/X):
>> I don't see any links to a -src package, or better yet, a URL to the
>> .cygport and patches (if any).
> That's because  the -src package is the same as
> the "sqlite3" src package.
> However, the one with the latest modifications can be found here now:
>      <https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69449580/Cygwin/sqlite3/sqlite3-3.8.2-3-src.tar.xz>

What is the source of the ICU and zlib patches, and why have you added 
them?  ICU is a *huge* dependency for something as small as sqlite3.

Your src.patch includes an incorrect hunk for 
sqlite3.h:SQLITE_VERSION_NUMBER.  I also don't understand the reasoning 
for your tclsqlite3.c patches.

Also, you also clobbered the upstream README with a Cygwin-specific one; 
please don't do that.

> It's not a problem, but partly-versioned (only the "3") library file
> has the advantage that no uninstall needs to be done after
> an upgrade to a higher version. The directory cannot
> accidentally keep old versions of files around, every
> upgrade will simply overwrite it with the new version.

Huh?  setup will remove the previous version before installing the newer 
one anyway.

> If the filename is agreed upon, still agreement is needed on
> the directory where those file should be installed. Using
> /usr/lib/tcl8.x/sqlite3 is not strange at all: TEA dictates
> that there should be a tclConfig.sh file in /usr/lib, but
> Debian moves that to /usr/lib/tcl8.x as well. It's
> already in the search path of Tcl, so it will work
> without the need to patch Tcl itself.

No one's talking about patching Tcl.  The OOTB default works as well, 
and doesn't pollute a directory which is currently used solely for the 
standard library.

> TEA (without full-version):
> TM (Tcl module new style):
> My suggestion (looks like Fedora's "sqlite-tcl" package):

If it works, don't fix it.  IMO we should let TEA do its thing.

> And who can add the "tcl-sqlite3" package to cygwin-pkg-maint?

That's not necessary, as it will have an external-source: sqlite3.


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