for interest: cygwin rpm on sourceforge

Anon Sricharoenchai
Sun Apr 1 20:46:00 GMT 2001

> The key things that would need to be done first are:
> 1. Port the RPM library to MinGW (setup isn't a cygwin app).

Why don't make setup a cygwin app ?
Anyway, even though setup isn't a cygwin app, it can make call to rpm.exe
(which is a cygwin app) to install RPMs.

> 2. Teach setup to at least extract the files from the RPM (i.e. treat
>    the RPM as a fancy tar.gz file).  Use the library from #1 for this.
> That will at least let setup install RPMs, even if it doesn't keep an
> RPM database.  The next steps would be to do the RPM database and
> such, so that the cygwin-based RPM tools can interact nicely with what
> setup installs.

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