1.7.20: cygicons-0.dll has gone missing

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Jun 28 16:28:00 GMT 2013

On Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 10:22:49AM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>On 6/28/2013 6:16 AM, Andrey Repin wrote:
>>>>> The cygutils package was recently split into cygutils-extra and
>>>>> cygutils-x11.  Install cygutils-extra.
>>>> Doesn't this suggest that cygicons-0.dll should be included
>>>> in the base cygwin package?
>>> base does not needs icons, so in IMHO no.
>> That's a bit flawed line, IMO.
>> Default install should put user's system in a consistent working order.
>> Missing icons is not something I would call "consistent".
>What part of a default install [1] *requires* icons from cygicon-0.dll? 
>  Now, if you're talking about updating an existing cygwin installation 
>via setup.exe [with no special package selection], then yeah -- this is 
>a *known* breakage.  But it's better than the previous *known issue* 
>where a default "Base" install [1] would pull in python and bits of X11. 
>  THAT is what this packaging change was intended to fix, and because we 
>did so deliberately in order to break requires: dependencies, we 
>couldn't very well avoid the problem you see by adding those same 
>requires: dependencies right back.
>Summary: READ the cygwin-announce list. Always. KNOW what you're doing 
>when you upgrade.  AND, if you didn't do that...when you see an error 
>due to a "routine upgrade"...go back and DO read that list.
>[1] And by "default install" I mean "new installation of cygwin, using 
>setup.exe, on a virgin system that has never before had cygwin 
>installed", where NO special package selection is made.  E.g. a "Base" 
>And really, missing icons doesn't break a darn thing. It just makes 
>things look less pretty, temporarily, until you manually install the 
>correct package.

What he said.


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