Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/06/10/19:11:17
Gerrit P. Haase wrote:
> Expat is needed for the Perl module XML::Parser which is
> used widely. Since it is not trivial to build it from
> source with the latest release I provide a prebuilt package
> for the Cgwin Perl community.
1) the docu should go into /usr/doc/expat-1.95.3/ not /usr/doc/expat/
2) you should *not* use autoupdate in your reconf-cygwin script.
Autoupdate changes *source* files for the autotools; it is intended to
help you -- the maintainer -- create source file mods needed so that we
-- other users who want to build-from-soruce -- can rebuild using
"normal" auto* tools (autoconf, aclocal, autoheader, automake, libtoolize)
e.g. take a snapshot after running autoupdate but before running the
other tools -- that should be the patch.
2a) also, you should call reconf-cygwin as part of the "prep" stage, not
the "conf" stage -- IMO.
3) you probably shouldn't use the --automake option with libtoolize,
since you aren't using automake.
4) How often is the library version going to (incompatibly) change?
VSNFLAG = -version-info @LIBCURRENT@:@LIBREVISION@:@LIBAGE@
I note that the package version is 1.95, but the shared lib version info
is LIBCURRENT=2, LIBREVISION=0, LIBAGE=2 -- which means we're on the
3rd compatible release of the initial API revision. (thus, cygexpat-0.dll).
I ask because IF you expect an incompatible change, you might want to
split the DLL out separately into a 'libexpat0' package. OTOH, that's a
PITA and if the API is very stable, it's probably unnecesssary.
All that being said, I think 'expat' is a useful addition.
> The tarballs ready for use/review/upload:
BTW: cygwin is mis-spelled, although the links above work properly WITH
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