latest cygcheck -c is expensive

Igor Pechtchanski
Fri Sep 5 15:44:00 GMT 2003

On Fri, 5 Sep 2003, Jason Tishler wrote:

> Igor,
> Would you be willing to make the status check portion of cygcheck -c
> optional (i.e., another option)?  The latest version is very expensive:
>     $ # 1.5.3 on P4 2.4 GHz
>     $ time cygcheck -c >/dev/null
>     real    1m49.646s
>     user    0m0.010s
>     sys     0m0.020s
>     $ # 1.3.22 on P3 500 MHz
>     $ time cygcheck -c >/dev/null
>     real    0m0.042s
>     user    0m0.010s
>     sys     0m0.020s
> Thanks,
> Jason


What CGF said.  I assume since cygcheck can also be used to find out the
version of one installed package at a time, it might be a good idea to add
another flag.  However, I'd suggest restructuring the flags while we're at
it, i.e., only print package info if "-c" is specified (just like registry
info is only printed if "-r" is set).  Add a "-e" option that prints
environment; "-n" that checks security stuff (runs "id", checks
/etc/passwd and /etc/group, and so on), and "-i" that checks package
integrity (only valid with "-c").  Then the "-s" flag will only print the
versions of DLLs and the programs found (and the mounts).  Problem reports
will then have to include the output of "cygcheck -scnver", but, IMO, this
is worth the fine-grained control over what's printed by cygcheck.
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