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Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 12:21:18 -0400
From: Christopher Faylor <cgf AT redhat DOT com>
To: Cygwin-Apps AT Cygwin DOT Com
Subject: Re: Mingw and w32api package names.
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On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 09:16:40AM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> 
>> Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> >
>> > On Tue, Sep 11, 2001 at 11:54:46AM -0400, Earnie Boyd wrote:
>> > >Shortly I'll be releasing new packages for MinGW and w32api.  The
>> > >current file name for MinGW isn't really reflective of the package name
>> > >itself.  I would like to use mingw-runtime-$(VERSION)-$(CYGRELEASE) for
>> > >the name.  I would also like to use w32api-$(VERSION)-$(CYGRELEASE) for
>> > >the w32api package name.  This is more consistent with the packaging and
>> > >is more consistent with the way the packages are distributed by the
>> > >MinGW team.  Comments or objections?
>> >
>> > I'm sure that this it will confuse the current version of setup if you
>> > call this mingw-runtime.  How are you planning on dealing with the
>> > changeover?
>> >
>> 
>> Adding an entry `@ mingw-runtime' seems to work ok.  It would give
>> enough time to work out the details of what to do for the `@ mingw'
>> entry for the next release, e.g.: a post install script to remove
>> entries from the setup control files in /etc/setup.
>> 
>
>Can I assume this to be acceptable?

setup.ini is generated automatically.  There is no way to just add
something.  If you are going to be renaming the mingw directory to
mingw-runtime then I am not sure how setup.exe will deal with that.

If you are going to be creating a new directory then that means
there will be a mingw directory sitting around until we somehow
modify setup to deal with the situation of obsoleting a package.

cgf

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