difficulties with snapshots

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Thu May 5 15:20:00 GMT 2011


On Thu, May 05, 2011 at 10:47:39AM +0200, EXCOFFIER Denis wrote:
>Hi,
>
>1) It seems that we have management problems with the snapshots.
>The last one (indicated 2011-05-04 01:02:18 UTC) belongs in
>fact to 2011-05-05,

That has been fixed.  Thanks for the heads up.

and it is more recent than the preceding
>snapshot (indicated yesterday 2011-05-04 06:xx:xx UTC), which has
>now disappeared (diffs are shown against 20110502).
>
>In the past, at least for 2011-03-09 and for 2011-03-23 already, two
>snapshots were produced on the same day and the first one in the day
>has disappeared.

That's how it works.  Only one snapshot per day.

>If possible, make the date indicated in the snapshot page to be
>the same as the date indicated in `uname -a'. Or otherwise to
>minimize discrepancies.

Not gonna happen.  The date indicates the time when the file was
uploaded.  Having it reflect the uname would require unpacking a tar
file and inspecting cygwin1.dll.  I'm not interested in going to that
amount of work.

>2) More importantly, i was not able to compile snapshots since about
>beginning of May, with an error: wchar.h not found (in lsaauth).
>The snapshot 20110420 has compiled correctly at that time (say: 21/4);
>but i was not able to recompile it recently. You must know that
>i update the cygwin packages every day, therefore the problem probably
>comes from a recently added package.

Snapshots are provided "as-is".  If you can't compile it then PTC.

>3) And last, the last snapshot (20110504 01:02:18 UTC) does not work for me,
>see eg
>% /usr/bin/flex /dev/null
>...does not finish
>%

This should be fixed in... the latest snapshot.

cgf

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