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Date: Tue, 18 Sep 2001 10:38:32 -0400
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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To: Corinna Vinschen <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
Subject: Re: [RFD] ncurses update
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Corinna Vinschen wrote:

> On Mon, Sep 17, 2001 at 07:56:32PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> 
>>Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>>
>>>>>Splitting is ok but what about just naming the file `ncurses5-5.2-1'?
>>>>>The package would be nearer to the other ncurses package in setup's
>>>>>package dialog.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>No objections here -- but Red Hat doesn't do it that way (nor does any 
>>>>other RPM-based distro).  Don't we want to be like Red Hat?
>>>>
>>
>>Also, then you'd have "ncurses5" and "ncurses6" -- which contain just 
>>the dll's, along with "ncurses" which contains the executables and man 
>>pages.  That just doesn't seem to make much sense to me.
>>
> 
> ??? I never said so.  I was talking about the current package called
> "ncurses" and the old compatibility package called "curses5".


Yes, I understood that. I was looking ahead to the next ABI change, when 
you'd NEED two compatibility packages.  The problem then becomes 
updating -- again -- all of the package descriptions that depend on 
ncurses.

The argument about whether to short-circuit that *second* round of 
dependency updates, and go ahead NOW with a ncurses6 (libncurses6) 
compatibility package is a separate argument.  (An argument I agree with).

--Chuck


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