On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 4:56 AM, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:04:33 +0000
>> From: Keith Marshall
>> On 22 February 2013 08:35, Eli Zaretskii wrote:
>> >> Look in coreutils-5.97-3-msys-1.0.13-ext.tar.lzma
>> > Any idea why some binaries are in -bin, while others in -ext? That
>> > seems to be unusual for MSYS packaging, no?
>> It's a consequence ot the project's "minimalist" philosophy. The -bin
>> package provides a minimal subset of coreutils, sufficient to satisfy
>> the requirements of a GCS conforming configure && make build system;
>> the -ext package provides (most of) the rest.
> I think this thread demonstrates the downsides of such a philosophy.
> Disk space is not at premium anymore; user time (and attention when
> reading mingw-get's output ;-) is. My recommendation would be to lump
> everything in a single tarball.
I'm thinking the mingw-get GUI will help with decision making of the packages.