setup.exe sucks

Christopher Faylor
Tue Dec 7 21:19:00 GMT 2004

On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 10:17:55PM +0100, Marcel Telka wrote:
>On Tue, Dec 07, 2004 at 03:48:17PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> 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
>> >>anymore.
>> >
>> >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
>> anything.
>... or you could use statically linked rpm.



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