Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/01/28/17:47:45

Mailing-List: contact cygwin-apps-help AT cygwin DOT com; run by ezmlm
Sender: cygwin-apps-owner AT cygwin DOT com
List-Subscribe: <mailto:cygwin-apps-subscribe AT cygwin DOT com>
List-Archive: <>
List-Post: <mailto:cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
List-Help: <mailto:cygwin-apps-help AT cygwin DOT com>, <>
Delivered-To: mailing list cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com
Message-ID: <>
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2002 17:49:00 -0500
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:0.9.4) Gecko/20011019 Netscape6/6.2
X-Accept-Language: en-us
MIME-Version: 1.0
To: Michael A Chase <mchase AT ix DOT netcom DOT com>
CC: Cygwin-Apps <cygwin-apps AT sources DOT redhat DOT com>
Subject: Re: base-files package needs a maintainer
References: <052f01c1a735$e7e4ee90$0200a8c0 AT lifelesswks> <008101c1a84c$787292c0$0d00a8c0 AT mchasecompaq>

Michael A Chase wrote:

> Shouldn't this be part of the ash package?  Now that it's part of the Base
> category, there shouldn't be any problem creating /etc/profile when ash is
> installed.

No.  ash provides ash.  base-files provides the data for a purely 
data-driven setup.exe.  That is, the scripts (which require ash) to 
create /etc/.profile, /etc/.bashrc, etc.

base-files may later do more stuff, like create the /usr/local/ tree and 
the /var tree -- why should setup.exe have that stuff hardcoded into it?

Once the configuration tasks performed by base-files grows, why should 
it be part of the "ash" package?  You don't want to redo the setup 
scripts when updating ash.exe, do you?


> --
> Mac :})
> ** I normally forward private questions to the appropriate mail list. **
> Ask Smarter:
> Give a hobbit a fish and he eats fish for a day.
> Give a hobbit a ring and he eats fish for an age.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
> To: <cygwin-apps AT sources DOT redhat DOT com>
> Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2002 05:24
> Subject: base-files package needs a maintainer
>>@ base_files
>>sdesc: "Core common files needed for correct operation of cygwin"
>>category: Base
>>The entire package is attached.
>>The /etc/profile generation is getting removed from setup.exe unless
>>someone provides a _real good_ reason for it to remain.
>>Setup.exe should be *data driven*, and in this area is not at the
>>This package can be released at any point, it shouldn't cause any
>>problem with current setup.exe's, and will allow a future release of
>>setup.exe to do away with the /etc/profile generation crud.

- Raw text -

  webmaster     delorie software   privacy  
  Copyright 2019   by DJ Delorie     Updated Jul 2019