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Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 12:34:27 -0400
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Subject: Re: Mingw and w32api package names.
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Christopher Faylor wrote:
> 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.

According to Chuck's response the autoscript will create an `@
mingw-runtime' entry even if the directory is named mingw.  If that is
the case the directory name doesn't need to change.  So the question is,
what does the autoscript really do?  Is it in CVS somewhere I can
download and review?


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