ftp.delorie.com/archives/browse.cgi   search  
Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2001/11/02/02:13:34

Mailing-List: contact cygwin-apps-help AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com; run by ezmlm
Sender: cygwin-apps-owner AT sourceware DOT cygnus DOT com
List-Subscribe: <mailto:cygwin-apps-subscribe AT sources DOT redhat DOT com>
List-Archive: <http://sources.redhat.com/ml/cygwin-apps/>
List-Post: <mailto:cygwin-apps AT sources DOT redhat DOT com>
List-Help: <mailto:cygwin-apps-help AT sources DOT redhat DOT com>, <http://sources.redhat.com/lists.html#faqs>
Delivered-To: mailing list cygwin-apps AT sources DOT redhat DOT com
Subject: [Fwd: setup.ini - some points]
From: Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
X-Mailer: Evolution/0.15 (Preview Release)
Date: 02 Nov 2001 18:12:57 +1100
Message-Id: <1004685179.5367.156.camel@lifelesswks>
Mime-Version: 1.0
X-OriginalArrivalTime: 02 Nov 2001 07:17:13.0671 (UTC) FILETIME=[65180570:01C1636E]

-----Forwarded Message-----

> From: Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
> To: cygwin-developers AT cygwin DOT com
> Subject: setup.ini - some points
> Date: 01 Nov 2001 22:16:04 +1100
> 
> What is the consensus on the meaning of the 'base' category?
> 
> Is it a) the _absolute minimum_ to run shell scripts and invoke
> programs, or b) is it the core install for a comfortable environment?
> 
> if a) then
> IMO [bash, diff, possibly findutils, gdbm, possibly libncurses5&6, man,
> possibly ncurses, possibly readline, possibly terminfo, textutils and
> which ] should not be listed as 'base'. 
> 
> if it's b) then I propose we have the 'Required' category reinstated,
> and the current base members (minus the list above) are added to
> Required.
> 
> Second, we need a policy, that _no_ pre or post install scripts are
> needed for the packages in the (if a) base else Required) category.
> 
> Whats this in aid of?
> pre/post install scripts will fail if everything needed to run them
> isn't installed. Dpkg has a neat capability to defer running the
> configuration scripts until everything needed is installed, but we don't
> have that yet. I'm not sure if rpm has that capability or not (I don't
> recall seeing it, things used to simply fail to install).
> 
> So, to prevent this, the core needed tools to run pre-post install
> scripts need to be always present, and themselves cannot have those
> scripts. (for now).
> 
> Rob
> 

- Raw text -


  webmaster     delorie software   privacy  
  Copyright 2019   by DJ Delorie     Updated Jul 2019