[ITP] Gentoo Portage 2.0.54

Jason Alonso jbalonso@gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 01:51:00 GMT 2006

*sigh* A typo sent my message off right before I finished:

In other words, I think there is more to be said, but I'd like to
leave it to questioning.


On 2/28/06, Jason Alonso <jbalonso@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've been around since the days of B18, but I've been a quiet one...
> I have ported portage to Cygwin.  There are still a lot of rough edges
> (and a lot of work to do on the ebuild front), but essential
> emerge/unmerge/ebuild/quickpkg functionality is operational.  The
> system succeeds in building "patch", patching itself, and installing.
> To make that clear: portage builds patch, patches portage, and
> installs portage.
> Downloads, docs (*cough* [no really, I coughed]... a couple READMEs),
> overlays, and a setup.hint are available here:
> http://web.mit.edu/~jalonso/www/cygwin-portage/
> I am a newbie at Cygwin package maintenance, so I thought it best to
> start a discussion before I get too far.  I know for a *fact* that I
> have not filled in a lot of requirements for a complete package.  In
> fact, I cheated and used quickpkg to build the tar.bz2, but I hope for
> that to be the norm one day...
> I am not in the best of health atm (a temporary matter--I told you I
> coughed), but I wanted to get this thing rolling where other people
> can start looking/working at it.  As a consequence, most of my
> language is rushed, resulting in possibly politically dangerous
> elisions.  Therefore, I must rely on others to fill in the gaps in my
> explanations until I can recuperate.
> In other words, I think there is more to be said, but
> Regards,
> Jason Alonso
> p.s. I have posted a similar message to the gentoo-cygwin mailing list
> (dormant) over at Gentoo, as I was advised to do by the original
> leader of that project.  I have started a dialog with the
> sys-apps/portage maintainers to have my Cygwin-specific-ish patches
> incorporated.

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