Can RPM packages be installed into Cygwin?

Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID) [E]
Wed Apr 18 23:10:00 GMT 2012


Hello.  It's me again.

I suspect that just writing wrapper scripts would be faster than playing
with RPMs and/or trying to compile blast yourself.

As I understand it, blast programs are all command-line.  I think
that the easiest thing would be to just use the Windows version
supplied by NCBI and write wrapper scripts that will convert cygwin's
POSIX paths to Windows paths.  You might have to experiment to see if
you also need to convert file formats from \n to \r\n line endings.

  $ man cygpath
  $ man dos2unix
  $ man unix2dos

Luc Hermitte's might be all you need.
Example (using vim):
I've never used, so this suggestion is "theoretical" and
not based on my personal experience.


Good luck,

- Barry
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