Moving forward from cygwinports

Chris Davies
Tue Apr 4 10:39:00 GMT 2017

Hello all,

I have seen that cygwinports has been closed down and I understand the 
reasons as posted. It's been a great resource and my thanks go out to 
all maintainers there and here.

What options do I have going forward for packages from that repository 
that I can confirm do work, but have not (yet) been migrated into the 
main Cygwin repository?

As an example, my use case is Perl-DBD-Sybase from about three weeks 
ago, which works beautifully but is not in the main repository. Short of 
moving to a Linux-based platform I'm now not sure how to proceed. Could 
someone enlighten me, please?

Much appreciated.

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