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Re: On Cygwin package naming and a setup.exe bug
- To: "Michael F. March" <march at indirect dot com>, "John Marshall" <jmarshall at acm dot org>, <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Subject: Re: On Cygwin package naming and a setup.exe bug
- From: Michael Schaap <cygwin at mscha dot com>
- Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2001 23:03:39 +0200
- References: <RELAY1HJj8a5wY5vMoW00001b8d@relay1.softcomca.com>
At 19:08 29-8-2001, Michael F. March wrote:
>Is there a reason why all the packages for Cygwin are not
>managed via RPM instead of these compressed tar balls?
For one, a Cygwin RPM would not be able to install cygwin1.dll. (That's
why setup.exe is not a cygwin app.)
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > If I make an RPM, that does not mean that said RPM is now an official
> > part of the Red Hat distribution. It means that it is a Red Hat Package
> > Manager file.
>Right. It's not an official part of the Red Hat distribution. But it
>*is* conveniently installable by the "rpm" tool, or any other tool used
>to install Red Hat Package Manager packages.
If I make a tar.gz, it is conveniently installable by the GNU "tar" tool,
or any other tool used to install tar.gz files. :-)
I always wondered about the meaning of life. So I looked it
up in the dictionary under "L" and there it was - the meaning
of life. It was not what I expected. - Dogbert
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