On 9/18/2016 11:14 AM, Jon Turney wrote:
On 18/09/2016 06:17, Marco Atzeri wrote:
On 17/09/2016 08:14, Achim Gratz wrote:
Jon Turney writes:
Currently, the setup.hint file is shared between all versions.

This means that manual intervention (by the package maintainer, or on
sourceware) is needed when versions have different dependencies.

To automate this problem out of existence, I suggest replacing the
setup.hint file in an upload with a package-version-release.hint file.

Since this is now moving into reality, the documentation in

https://cygwin.com/setup.html

has become out-of-date.


Regards,
Achim.


are we not yet missing an updated cygport release ?
Or a test one

Yes, this is only usable by people running cygport from git, currently.

After I wrote the documentation update, I found it needs to describe
the backwards-compatible use of setup.hint.

Given that, there didn't seem to be any harm in pushing the
documentation update now.


Achim,

I notice the section about postinstall scripts doesn't mention permanent
postinsall scripts at all.

Could you possibly provide a couple of paragraphs?

Another thing: The page still says that all release announcements should contain information about unsubscribing from the cygwin-announce mailing list. But it seems that many (most?) maintainers have stopped doing this. And 'cygport announce' doesn't do it. Should that instruction be removed?

Ken

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