for interest: cygwin rpm on sourceforge

DJ Delorie
Sun Apr 1 13:59:00 GMT 2001

> Why don't setup.exe bootstrap in the following way?
> 1. install all *.dll needed to run cygwin program (especially rpm program).
> 2. install the rpm program from tarball.
> 3. then all other packages (in rpm version) can be installed.

There's no reason why setup can't use RPM to install files, if someone
wants to add RPM support to setup.  A lot of people have been
complaining that RPM isn't supported, yet nobody has offered to do the

However, in your above list, if setup can do #1 then it's capable of
installing all of cygwin *anyway*.  Why force complexity if it isn't

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