[fpc-devel] fpmkunit - support for listing of packages for install.dat updates (Was: Re: [Core] Short 8.3 archive-filenames by fpmake)

Joost van der Sluis joost at cnoc.nl
Mon Dec 8 16:17:49 CET 2014

On 12/06/2014 05:14 AM, Tomas Hajny wrote:
> As mentioned above, I've prepared a patch for fpmkunit to allow
> listing of packages in a way supporting simplification of updates of
> install.dat (the file used by the text-mode installer under OS/2 and
> GO32v2).
> It works by adding a new command ('pkglist'). If used for standard
> packages (rather than 'utils'), '-zp units-' needs to be passed among
> fpmake options. I've added special recognition for explicit passing
> of 'osnone' as target OS which is used in this command to generate
> list of zip files with sources (instead of archive with compiled
> files). I had to use different rules for evaluation of the
> AllLimit83fsOSes (generation of files supporting manual editing of
> install.dat for its update in SVN should not depend on the host
> operating system where this operation is performed), but this special
> treatment is limited to this new command, of course.
> Please, let me know what you think about it and if I may commit these
> changes.

I don't see anything strange. You could argue if this is the right 
moment to add such a functionality. But otoh it doesn't change any vital 
functionality, and if we don't do it now it will only be functional with 
the next release.

So go ahead.



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