Re: [Mingw-msys] How to find MSYS
- Date: Tue, 07 Sep 2010 14:50:22 +1000
- From: Chris Johns <chris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [Mingw-msys] mingw-get installer and available MSYS packages.
On 6/09/10 1:04 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 9/5/2010 8:57 PM, Chris Johns wrote:
>> Does a list of commands for mingw-get exist ? I tried:
> Unfortunately, no. There is no built-in help (or any other option
> parsing, for that matter, yet). Right now, the only docu is in
> IMO, the highest priority new "features" are:
> 1. command line option parsing, esp. --help/-h/-?
> 2. 'mingw-get uninstall a-package-specification'
> 3. 'mingw-get upgrade a-package-specification' (this is just
> "uninstall what I have and install the latest, if newer; otherwise
> do nothing" so it's almost free once #2 is implemented.
I would assume uninstall touches only the named package while upgrade
might have to upgrade dependent packages.
> 4. rpm-like query functions:
> -q -l<package-spec> (list files in this installed package)
> -q -i<package-spec> (tell me about this package )
> -q<package-spec> (tell me whether this package is
> installed, and what version it is)
> -q -a (list all of the packages I have installed)
> Now, we don't HAVE to follow the rather cryptic rpm command line
> interface, but I figure most folks are familiar enough with rpm
> that it's real clear what functionality I'm talking about.
I would also be happy with 'query' then 'query list' etc.
> 5. manifest query functions:
> list all the packages (and their versions) I *could* install
In the yum world this is show and search.
> Patches Gratefully Considered...
If I manage to get some time allocated I would be more than happy to
send in changes.
>> mingw-get help
>> plus some other variations and I got a fatal error which seems to erase
>> the mingw-get executable. Is this a known issue ?
> Well, the executable didn't get erased. It just got renamed (and it is a
> known issue -- I guess I need to open a tracker item):
> mingw-gets last-rites bug [Was: Re: New MinGW and MSYS Installer]
Thanks. I will just rename if it happens again.
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