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Questions about Cygwin packaging
- From: luke dot kendall at cisra dot canon dot com dot au
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2002 09:47:18 +1000 (EST)
- Subject: Questions about Cygwin packaging
I briefly considered making a proper package for a couple of things for
Cygwin, but after reading http://www.cygwin.com/setup.html I realised I
didn't know how to provide the required information.
The issues were package names, and dependencies.
How do you determine package names for the "required:" line
when you're trying to do the right thing and package stuff up
for inclusion in Cygwin.
For example, what is the package name for X11? Is it "X" or "X11",
"X11R6", or "XFree86". What about normal system dependencies like
cygwin.dll - what is their package name?
How do you find out what the set of valid package names is? How do you
create new ones when needed?
BTW, is it possible to run some utility that would automatically tell
you what packages a utility depended on?
How accurate do the package names have to be? Are they used in
some automated process, or are they just rough guides for humans
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