RPM 4 under cygwin
Thu Dec 20 00:47:00 GMT 2001
> Since Larry didn't touch this, I'll respond. Cygwin packages can be
unpacked/interpreted/understood by a NON cygwin program (setup.exe is a
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 a virgin
system. This is a serious drawback.
This clearly is a demonstration that cygwin would benefit from a static
compilation option. I know this is not an issue for you all, but ...
Coming back to RPM, this would be so nice to issue this command:
rpm --rebuild --target=cygwin package_name.rpms to compile any existing
apckage for Cygwin.
There are 100 times more Linux developpers than $Windows developpers. Why
to reinvent the wheel with another installation format? Do you really think
you can create a universal format including DEB and RPM? Then you need to
produce more work than the creators of these formats. This is such a
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