package _version_ check

Max Bowsher
Tue Sep 9 18:58:00 GMT 2003

Sam Steingold wrote:
> how do I check that the installed package foo was built against cygwin
> 1.5 and not 1.3?

I've attached a perl script (CVID - Cygwin Version IDentify) that I wrote,
which you can run on an .exe or .dll.
It examines "objdump -p" output (so requires binutils), and deduces the API
based on which functions the the exe/dll imports from cygwin1.dll.

new = 1.5.x
old = 1.3.x
mixed = the peculiar brokenness early in the 1.5.x series
immune = *Possibly* independent of the changed datatype. Investigate all
dependent DLLs.

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