[osgeo4w-dev] packaging a tad bumpy

Jürgen E. Fischer jef at norbit.de
Mon Apr 6 04:36:25 EDT 2009

Hi Matt,

On Mon, 06. Apr 2009 at 01:07:16 -0700, Matt Wilkie wrote:
> I encountered a number of packaging difficulties with the trivial mys
> change (#78) unrelated to the change itself. I'll share them here in
> the hopes we might find a way to smooth some of them out.
> * http://upload.osgeo.org/cgi-bin/osgeo4w-regen.sh did not update
> either setup_test.ini or versions*.html pages. It took about a minute
> to run.

I didn't have that setup_test.ini problem yet.

>  * running regen.sh from login shell updated setup_test.ini but not
> the versions*.html pages

And the versions*.html pages are generated by cron (I think Markus
Neteler did that).  So that's normal.

> A few weeks ago I reported that setup.exe cannot unpack the tar.bz2
> created by 7zip. Today I can extend that lack of success to also
> include gnuwin32's bzip2. Surprisingly I'm pretty sure cygwin's own
> bzip2 also doesn't work though I didn't test this last on completely
> because I was tired of up/dnloading the same file over and over again.
> When I diff'd gnuwin32 and cygwin's output, the files were exactly the
> same.

Hm, I create my .tar.bz2 on Linux - although I would not have expected
problem in Windows.  Did you compare the Linux and Windows version?  And
might the regen problem also relate to the "broken" packages?


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