Can RPM packages be installed into Cygwin?

Csaba Raduly
Sun Apr 8 06:34:00 GMT 2012


On Sun, Apr 8, 2012 at 6:10 AM, De-Jian Zhao  wrote:
> What I am concern is that whether the i686.rpm indicates it is prepared for
> cygwin. As you know, when you run "uname -smo" , you can get something like
> this "CYGWIN_NT-5.1 i686 Cygwin". I think the package
> ncbi-blast-2.2.26+-3.i686.rpm is for Cygwin. Is that right? Has anyone ever
> succeeded in installing a RPM package into cygwin using "rpm -i *rpm"?

It is highly unlikely that any *86.rpm is for Cygwin. Cygwin is not
the only Unix-like environment that runs on Intel processors :)
The binaries are probably for some Linux version.

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