[ITP] Regina-REXX-3.8-1

Corinna Vinschen corinna-cygwin@cygwin.com
Tue Jun 17 12:28:00 GMT 2014

On Jun 17 21:50, Mark Hessling wrote:
> Hi Corrina,


> Thanks for reviewing the proposal. Comments inline.
> Cheers, Mark
> On 17/06/14 18:12, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >Hi Mark,
> >
> >On Jun  9 18:45, Mark Hessling wrote:
> >>Regina-REXX is an implementation of ANSI Standard Rexx available on many
> >>platforms.
> >>
> >>Regina-REXX is found on a number of Linux platforms, including Debian:
> >>http://packages.qa.debian.org/r/regina-rexx.html
> >>
> >>[...]
> >Thanks for providing this package.  I had a look and I have a few nits:
> >
> >- The DLLs in /usr/bin are not following the naming convention for
> >   Cygwin DLLs.  They should start with the "cyg" prefix.
> Will fix.
> >
> >- The files /usr/bin/rxtest1.dll and /usr/bin/rxtest2.dll look like
> >   stray files, which are not supposed to be distributed.  They are
> >   not present in the Debian distro.
> They are test extensions that go with the dynfunc.rexx demo program.  I can
> remove them and the associated demo program.
> >
> >- The Debian package is split into three subpackages, regina-rexx,
> >   libregina3, and libregina-dev.  Apart from the fact that the devel
> >   package in Cygwin should be called libregina-devel, this layout
> >   seems to make a lot of sense.  Wouldn't it be better to do this
> >   for the Cygwin package as well?
> I was trying to make things simple for my first Cygwin package :-)

It's not very complicated to define subpackages in the cygport file, in
fact.  You just define the names of the packages in the variable
PKG_NAMES, and then you can define the per-package information like

  PKG_NAMES="foo bar"

  foo_CATEGORY="..."	# categories of package foo
  foo_CONTENTS="..."	# list of files for package foo (glob pattern!)
  foo_SUMMARY="..."	# Summary for package foo
  foo_DESCRIPTION="..." # Description for package foo

  bar_CATEGORY="..."	# categories of package bar
  bar_CONTENTS="..."	# list of files for package bar (glob pattern!)
  bar_SUMMARY="..."	# Summary for package bar
  bar_DESCRIPTION="..." # Description for package bar

You just have to make sure to catch all installed files in the CONTENTS
variables.  Files which get installed but are supposed to be not packed
can be removed in the src_install stage.

> >- The package-specific directories are called "Regina-REXX", while on
> >   debian they are lowercase only, "regina-rexx".  It's very much a
> >   matter of taste, but it might be nice to do this for Cygwin as well.
> The Regina-REXX name was based on the RPM packaging name that was a hangover
> from older RedHat and Fedora releases.
> I'll split the build into separate packages as for Debian and follow
> Debian's all lowercase naming as well.

Just take the path you like better.  As I said, it's just a matter
of taste anyway.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat
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