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Re: per-version hints proposal

On Jun 21 15:49, Marco Atzeri wrote:
> On 21/06/2016 14:03, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> > On Jun 20 16:28, Jon Turney wrote:
> > > 
> > > 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.
> > > 
> > > This will be basically identical to the existing setup.hint, with the
> > > advantage that it can't be trampled on by a future version, with the
> > > following changes:
> > > 
> fine for me.
> > Ideally we wouldn't need something like "prev" at all since the version
> > number itself is sufficient to specify what's curr and what's old.
> > 
> > As for test, IMHO it would make sense to specify "this is a test
> > release" right in the cygport file.  This in turn could create a
> > per-version hint with a test marker which is evaluated by calm
> > accordingly.  For instance, the name of the file could take over this
> > role.  Or even better, the package version number itself.
> > 
> > This would have an additional benefit:  We couldn't just move a package
> > from test to curr, it would have to be explicitely rebuilt as non-test
> > release.
> not a huge fan of this.
> The last time we made the perl transition we put a lot of package in
> test as temporary solution. Rebuild all just to change a label
> seems a waste of time.

Not a huge fan of what part?  I think in general it makes sense to
keep the "test" info in the ${version}.hint file.  If a simple
change to this file moves ${version} to non-test, ok with me.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Maintainer                 cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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