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Re: Can RPM packages be installed into Cygwin?

On 4/8/2012 5:10 AM, De-Jian Zhao wrote:
On 2012-4-7 16:12, marco atzeri wrote:

Thanks, Marco. I was not trying to run a native linux apps, and instead
tried to rebuild the app from source. The BLAST software provides the and scripts under the dirctory of
So I think it is possible to run the software under cygwin. However, the
compilation stopped at "checking for python", even if python was
installed. That's to say, I installed the latest python and the
compilation could find it, but the compilation tried to search for
python2.3 and 2.4 further, and stopped when searching for 2.4.

What I am concern is that whether the i686.rpm indicates it is prepared
for cygwin. As you know, when you run "uname -smo" , you can get
something like this "CYGWIN_NT-5.1 i686 Cygwin". I think the package
ncbi-blast-2.2.26+-3.i686.rpm is for Cygwin. Is that right? Has anyone
ever succeeded in installing a RPM package into cygwin using "rpm -i *rpm"?


i686.rpm is not the source package, is the binary for linux on 686 processor.
On cygwin we do not use rpm for building packages so the source rpm
file will unlikely work.

The source for all platforms is


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