setup.exe sucks

Christopher Faylor
Tue Dec 7 20:47:00 GMT 2004

On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 03:37:36PM -0500, Charles Wilson wrote:
>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>I believe that it was always Robert's intention to work towards the use
>>of a true package manager someday.  That time is now.  I can't take it
>Perhaps it's time to begin work on a native port of rpm.exe -- but to
>avoid any "where exactly IS /var/lib/rpm before cygwin is even
>installed" problems, maybe winrpm.exe should store ALL of its stuff in
>HKCU somewhere.  /usr/lib/rpm/* and all.

I don't think you need a native version of rpm any more than you need a
MS_DOS version of rpm when you're installing linux.  You do have to have
something early on that bootstraps what you need, like setup.exe does
now, but it could always install the cygwin first before it does


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