setup.hint / ldesc

Christopher Faylor cgf-rcm@cygwin.com
Fri Sep 5 20:46:00 GMT 2003


On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 03:33:16PM -0400, Sam Steingold wrote:
>> * In message <20030905190243.GC4483@redhat.com>
>> * On the subject of "Re: setup.hint / ldesc"
>> * Sent on Fri, 5 Sep 2003 15:02:43 -0400
>> * Honorable Christopher Faylor <cgf-rcm@cygwin.com> writes:
>>
>> On Fri, Sep 05, 2003 at 12:45:40PM -0400, Sam Steingold wrote:
>> >RPM *.spec lets me include the summary from an external file:
>> >
>> >%description
>> >%(cat SUMMARY)
>> >
>> >can I do something similar with setup.hint/ldesc?
>> 
>> No.
>> 
>> The description of the setup.ini/setup.hint "language" at
>> http://cygwin.com/setup.html is accurate.
>
>any plans to add something like that?
>E.g., is a field starts with $, pass it to the shell...

No, since it doesn't make any sense to do so.  setup.hint files live
on sources.redhat.com.  There is no need for include syntax there.

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