[osgeo4w-dev] osgeo4w-setup: what does "up to date" mean?

Matt Wilkie matt.wilkie at gov.yk.ca
Fri Apr 18 12:47:59 EDT 2008

addendum, just noticed this paragraph in the cygwin setup page:

"Note that if any of the curr, prev, or test options are used, they will 
short circuit all of the automatic version detection used for generating 

So those keywords are not normally used anyway.

matt wilkie
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Matt Wilkie wrote:
>> I *think* the View "up to date" will show you a list of all packages
>> believed to be up to date according to the current criteria.
>> The current criteria is determined by the radio buttons along the top.
>> If you want to upgrade to the newest trusted version you would set this
>> to "Curr" (current) which I believe is the default.  In this case I think
>> all packages should be upgraded if practical. Perhaps you had it set in
>> "Keep" mode?
> No, I left it at default, which is Current. With the Category view set 
> to "Up to date", changing the radio position has no apparent effect on 
> the package selection. With Category Full, there is sometimes a flicker 
> when changing radio position, but no version numbers change that I can 
> see (there are about a dozen unseen packages off the bottom).
> So right now I have gdal 1.5.0-3 installed. Clicking in the New column 
> shows is available. Should 1.5.1 be in the Current or 
> Experimental category? Either way, something appears to be not working, 
> as I would expect it to show up without drilling down for it.
> Looking at http://cygwin.com/setup.html and the setup.ini for 
> osgeo4w-setup I don't see the following three keywords used from 
> setup.hint:
>   curr: version
>   prev: version
>   test: version
> I tried manually editing setup.ini (gdal section below) and adding them, 
> then running osgeo4w-setup and installing from local directory, but it 
> didn't change anything. Perhaps the format of those for setup.ini is 
> different from setup.hint?
> -----------------
> @ gdal
> sdesc: "The GDAL/OGR library and commandline tools"
> ldesc: "The GDAL/OGR library and commandline tools"
> category: Libs Commandline_Utilities
> requires: msvcrt tiff libjpeg libgeotiff proj hdf5 curl geos libmysql 
> sqlite3 netcdf libpq expat xerces-c hdf4 ogdi
> version: 1.5.1-1
> curr: 1.5.0-3
> prev: 1.5.0-2
> test: 1.5.1-1
> install: ./release/gdal/gdal-1.5.1-1.tar.bz2 2138013 
> f3eda2f2799735c60824d8f31f77e410
> source: ./release/gdal/gdal-1.5.1-1-src.tar.bz2 5425 
> fe057edbb6a4dd1271896a79bb840a75
> [prev]
> version: 1.5.0-3
> install: ./release/gdal/gdal-1.5.0-3.tar.bz2 2136700 
> 4333351cce00ef77eaf6548a8f444e31
> source: ./release/gdal/gdal-1.5.0-3-src.tar.bz2 5826 
> ff1f54d2573eabd4ff48fe1fabd708ac
> -----------------
> I just noticed something else: version 1.5.0-3 is listed under the 
> [prev] heading, yet it is the default package for the Current radio 
> button. I didn't edit that part.
>> Indeed, some of these may be quirks where we aren't seeing the intention.
>> I'm hesitant to fiddle much with such core behaviors.
> Agreed, for the dependency-resetting behaviour.
> -matt
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