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Re: RPM-4.1 port to Cygwin available
Yann Crausaz wrote:
The version of setup.exe I propose must be a bit old, isn't it ? If there's
a real interest, I'm OK to care about the latest version, but will poeple
really use RPM under Cygwin ?
The real benefit to porting RPM or apt-get or whatever to Windows is as
a possible replacement for the current installation system (if anyone
considers RPM, and its associated GUIs, an improvement, that is).
For that, however, these programs need to be *native Windows binaries*
(i.e. no cygwin layer underneath), or you'd have a chicken-and-egg
problem doing a first-time installation (or any time you updated cygwin
So for the moment, these ports are mainly a curiosity.
Perhaps one future idea may be for the cygwin installations can be split
up into the Base group installed by the current setup, and RPM/apt-get
or whatever to manage the rest?
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