RPM 4 under cygwin

Robert Collins robert.collins@itdomain.com.au
Wed Dec 19 13:47:00 GMT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles Wilson" <cwilson@ece.gatech.edu>

> Since Larry didn't touch this, I'll respond.  Cygwin packages can be
> unpacked/interpreted/understood by a NON cygwin program (setup.exe is
> native windows app).  ALL ports of RPM that I have seen require cygwin
> -- which means they cannot easily be used to install cygwin itself on
> virgin system.  This is a serious drawback.

And cannot replace in-use files. AFAIK only my alpha experiment on that
is around for the cygwin/rpm/deb world.

> Signature validation is a good idea(*) -- Robert, can you add that to
> the wishlist?
> (*) I'm thinking more in terms the md5 file verification, not
> necessarily maintainer-signature PGP verification...

I can't figure out why it's not there already. I could have sworn...


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