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Re: [64bit] Some packaging problems
- From: Corinna Vinschen <corinna-cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2013 10:30:49 +0200
- Subject: Re: [64bit] Some packaging problems
- References: <51E5BA53 dot 4000806 at cornell dot edu>
- Reply-to: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
On Jul 16 17:25, Ken Brown wrote:
> I noticed that a default x86_64 install brings in a lot more
> packages than a default x86 install. I found three problems that
> explain at least some of this.
> 1. The x86_64 distro has both libexpat1-devel and libexpat-devel,
> with the files of the latter being a subset of those of the former.
> In addition, libexpat1-devel is missing a setup.hint, so it is put
> into the Misc category and installed by default. BTW, there are
> packages depending on both of these in the distro, so there will be
> other changes needed after one of them is removed.
For all I can tell, libexpat-devel seems to be the old version,
libexpat1-devel the new one. We should probably manually fix the deps
in the various hint files to require libexpat1-devel and remove the
libexpat-devel package. Yaakov?
> 2. gdb has the wrong setup.hint; it's the same as the setup.hint for
> rebase. In particular, this puts it into the Base category.
Thanks, I fixed the setup.hint manually and I'm just building a new gdb
package with the fixed cygport file.
> 3. The dependencies man ==> groff ==> perl bring perl into a default
Hmm, is that bad? OTOH, the 32 bit groff only requires some default
libs, not bash, sed, and perl. Why's that?
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