Can RPM packages be installed into Cygwin?

Earnie Boyd
Wed Apr 18 18:31:00 GMT 2012

On Wed, Apr 18, 2012 at 2:21 PM, De-Jian Zhao wrote:
> Thank you, Christopher. Is there a way to export the package info or lib
> info of setup.exe to rpm? If they can share information, the problem will be
> easily solved.

You can always read the source code to determine how to read the
package info of setup.exe.

> Besides, I tried --nodeps option with src.rpm. It requires root privilege
> (see below). However, "sudo rpm" and "su root" both failed to work. Any way
> to fix it? Does Cygwin has a root user?

It would be the Windows administrator user.  You probably need to
execute mkpasswd.  See and search for passwd on
the page.


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