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Subject: RE: release setup now?
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Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 17:35:21 +1100
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From: "Robert Collins" <robert DOT collins AT itdomain DOT com DOT au>
To: "Charles Wilson" <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
Cc: "CygWin-Apps" <cygwin-apps AT cygwin DOT com>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Wilson [mailto:cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu] 
> Sent: Tuesday, March 19, 2002 5:25 PM
> To: Robert Collins
> Cc: CygWin-Apps
> Subject: Re: release setup now?
> Robert Collins wrote:
> > Can we? Huh huh?
> I think so.  I know of two minor (non-show-stopper) nits:
> 1) IF (and only if) folks have used the setup-snapshots AND they 
> happened to use a particular version (dunno which one, 
> sorry), then the 

probably all the currently available ones :}.
> This has been fixed in setup itself -- but the bad .lst.gz 
> files remain. 
>   This *may* cause trouble in the future (when the .lst file 
> is re-read 
> for uninstall) but
>    a) it only affects a few people
>    b) it may not even be a problem (don't borrow trouble)
>    c) it's easily fixed by hand

It's not a problem that can be solved easily by us. I think it's the
provide they paid for helping out - I know I paid it on _many_ list
files. The solution, in case it's not blindingly obvious, is to
reinstall the affected packages with the now-released version.
> 2) It seems that when uninstalling (or upgrading), if the uninstalled 
> package leaves behing a directory that is empty, the directory is not 
> removed.  Not a big deal, and certainly not a showstopper.

Hmm, has that behaviour changed? I'll add a TODO for it.


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