package _version_ check

Max Bowsher maxb@ukf.net
Tue Sep 9 20:18:00 GMT 2003


Sam Steingold wrote:
>> Max Bowsher <znko@hxs.arg> [Tue, 9 Sep 2003 19:58:39 +0100]:
>> 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.
>
> cool! thanks!
>
> $ for f in `find / -name \*.exe -o -name \*.dll`; do ~/bin/cvid.pl $f;
done >
...
> 187 binaries (out of 637) are marked as "old".  yuk.
>
> $ for f in `grep old check|cut -f1 -d:`; do cygcheck -f $f; done|sort -u
> bc-1.06-1
> bison-20030307-1
> byacc-1.9-1
> compface-1.4-5
> ctags-5.5-4
> dpkg-1.10.4-2
> ed-0.2-1
> enscript-1.6.3-3
> expat-1.95.6-1
> findutils-4.1.7-4
> flex-2.5.4-2
> fortune-1.8-2
> gcc-3.2-3
> gdbm-1.8.3-7
> ghostscript-7.05-2
> gnupg-1.2.2-1
> gperf-2.7.2-1
> grace-5.1.12-1
> grep-2.5-1
> groff-1.18.1-2
> gzip-1.3.3-4
> indent-2.2.8-1
> libbz2_0-1.0.2-1
> libdb3.1-3.1.17-2
> libdb3.1-devel-3.1.17-2
> libgdbm-1.8.0-5
> libgdbm3-1.8.3-3
> libguile12-1.6.0-1
> libguile12abi13-1.6.4-2
> libguile14-1.5.6-5
> libintl-0.10.38-3
> libintl1-0.10.40-1
> libkpathsea3abi13-2.0.2-2
> libncurses5-5.2-1
> libncurses6-5.2-8
> libpopt0-1.6.4-4
> libreadline4-4.1-2
> libtiff3-3.6.0-2
> libxml2-2.5.7-1
> libxslt-1.0.30-2
> links-0.96-1
> m4-1.4-1
> make-3.80-1
> man-1.5j-2
> mc-4.6.0-4
> more-2.11o-1
> nasm-0.98.37-1
> ncftp-3.1.4-1
> openssl096-0.9.6j-1
> patchutils-0.2.22-2
> perl-5.8.0-5
> postgresql-7.3.4-2
> psutils-1.17-1
> rsync-2.5.6-1
> texinfo-4.2-4
> textutils-2.0.21-1
> tidy-030201-1
> time-1.7-1
> units-1.77-1
> upx-1.24-1
> wget-1.8.2-2
> whois-4.6.2-1
>
> it would be very nice if the above packages were re-built against 1.5

If you remove all compatibility packages, and all programs which don't
handle uids/gids and don't need to handle multi-gigabyte files, there won't
be that many left. Of those that are, the *volunteer* maintainers will get
to them in time.

Max.


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