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Re: Proposal: Remove source tracking from setup
howabout "INSTALLED.DB 2" then?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Christopher Faylor" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 21, 2001 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: Proposal: Remove source tracking from setup
> On Wed, Nov 21, 2001 at 01:20:54PM +1100, Robert Collins wrote:
> >I'd like to remove all source package tracking from setup.exe.
> >By this I mean:
> >* Do not log downloaded sources to installed.db
> >* skip parsing any existing source records from installed.db.
> >* Continue to allow sources downloading.
> >At the same time I'd like to add a header record to installed.db -
> >something like
> >INSTALLED.DB VERSION 2
> >to allow versioned upgrades in the future.
> >This will silently break any current scripts or tools like cygcheck
> >parse installed.db - which is why I'm raising it here. OTOH it will
> >allow detection of further breakage.
> I have no objections. The only thing I think will potentially break
> cygcheck is the INSTALLED.DB VERSION 2. If you just made that
> (no spaces) it would be silently ignored.