Where is getclip?

Charles Wilson cygwin@cwilson.fastmail.fm
Wed Jun 19 14:51:00 GMT 2013

On 6/19/2013 10:16 AM, Lemke, Michael SZ/HZA-ZSW wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:06:49 -0400 Charles Wilson wrote:
>> On 6/19/2013 9:59 AM, Lemke, Michael SZ/HZA-ZSW wrote:
>>> Is that intended?
>> Yes. Install cygutils-extra. See:
>> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-announce/2013-06/msg00007.html
> Thanks for the quick reply, I found it.  Nevertheless, all I did was updating
 > cygwin and suddenly installed stuff was gone.  Not funny.

Ordinarily, package splits such as this one would ALSO incorporate 
modifications to the package requirements list, so that this sort of 
thing doesn't happen.

That is, the "slimmed down" cygutils package would 'require:' the 
cygutils-extra and cygutils-x11 packages, so that anybody who previously 
had the "old, fat" cygutils package installed would automatically get 
the two new packages, as part of the upgrade -- and would so no visible 
changes in their installation.

However, the purpose of this package split was specifically to *cut 
down* on the default installation footprint of cygutils -- because 
several elements in the 'Base' category require cygutils (specifically, 
they required mkshortcut, readshortcut, and cygstart).  Thus, in THIS 
case, we could NOT do the "normal" thing in manipulating the 
requirements specifications.

Which means..."I updated cygwin and suddenly installed stuff was gone". 
There just wasn't any better solution available.

Sorry for the trouble.


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