Packages which do nothing

Corinna Vinschen
Mon Apr 10 08:19:00 GMT 2017

On Apr  9 18:49, Jon Turney wrote:
> Following on from the discussion up to [1]
> Below is a list of packages that:
> 1/all install packages are empty
> 2/have no dependencies
> 3/aren't obsoletion packages
> The majority of these are annotated 'empty', 'source only' or similar, but
> as pointed out, it's somewhat confusing to show these in setup's package
> list, as installing the binary package does nothing.
> I've made a change to calm so packages satisfying these conditions don't
> appear in setup.ini, so they won't be offered for installation by setup.
> These sources are still installable by asking setup to install the source of
> any of the subpackages (e.g. the corresponding runtime library or devel
> package)

Good idea!


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