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Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 22:59:29 -0400
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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To: Robert Collins <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
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Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] cygwin/xfree86 setup.exe packages available for comments and testing
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Robert Collins wrote:


>>>we have to make XFree86-base-src the package that contained the full 
>>>source archive.
>>>
>>Hmm.  Yes.  I think this would work.  That might be the best solution.
>>
>>In fact, it may be a nice trend setter.
>>
> 
> I think setup.exe needs a little work before doing this, but it's a good
> direction. (i.e. setup.exe should have a view to only show src packages,
> and a view to only show binaries - to avoid confusing folk). (Think
> apt-get source vs apt-get install).


How about my 'external-src: ' idea?

setup hint for XFree86-[anything but base]-...
   external-src: XFree86-base
setup hint for XFree86-base-
   <no external-src tag>

and both upset and setup will understand this and "do the right thing": 
upset needs to, for those pkgs with an external-src in their setup hint, 
find the -src tarball for the indicated package, whose VER-REL string 
matches the package-under-consideration, and put THAT into setup.hint, 
so (for the fonts "package") you get
   install: release/xfree/xfree86-fonts/XFree86-fonts-4.2.0-2.tar.bz2
   source: release/xfree/xfree86-base/XFree86-base-4.2.0-2-src.tar.bz2
[prev]
   install: release/xfree/xfree86-fonts/XFree86-fonts-4.2.0-1.tar.bz2
   source: release/xfree/xfree86-base/XFree86-base-4.2.0-1-src.tar.bz2

Also, setup must do the following (even without new 'views' and whatnot)
   1) all XFree86-...- indicate that src is available (that is, 
'presence of a -src tarball' == 'no -src tarball but external-src: 
marker in setup.hint'
   2) clicking on any one (or multiple) of the 'src' checkboxes in setup 
will trigger a download (and only one download) of the actual 
XFree86-base-4.2.0-1-src.tar.bz2 package


---------
Later, we can get even fancier, and allow the specification of multiple 
-src packages...then the monolithic 'XFree86-base-4.2.0-1-src.tar.bz2' 
can be split into "the stuff that cygwin-xfree doesn't change" and "the 
stuff that changes frequently" (e.g. .../hw/xwin). e.g.

setup hint for XFree86-[anything but base]-...
   external-src: XFree86-base
setup hint for XFree86-base-
   <no external-src tag>
   extra-src: XFree86-base2

in release/xfree/xfree86-base/
   XFree86-base-4.2.0-1.tar.bz2
   XFree86-base-4.2.0-1-src.tar.bz2
   XFree86-base2-4.2.0-1-src.tar.bz2

But that (or something like it) can be later....
---------

--Chuck

P.S.  Chris, where'd upset go?  the current version used to be in 
htdocs, but it's gone now.  AND, the old version which lived in 
cinstall/temp, is still there -- and you said you were going to remove it.

Did you remove the wrong one?



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