Moving forward from cygwinports

Wayne Barron
Tue Apr 4 12:20:00 GMT 2017

I have a question for you.
You stated: "Short of moving to a Linux=bases platform"

I take it you have the "cygwinports"
Successfully running in a Windows Environment.
Could you please share, how to set-up cygwinports in Windows?

I have Cigwin installed on my Win10 testing system at the moment, just
have not done anything past the initial installation
And the installing of the packages for compiling.


On Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 6:38 AM, Chris Davies <> wrote:
> 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.
> Chris

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