Moving forward from cygwinports

Vince Rice
Tue Apr 4 18:06:00 GMT 2017

>> On Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 12:08 PM, Yaakov Selkowitz wrote:
>>> On 2017-04-04 05:38, Chris Davies wrote:
>>>> 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?
>>> You could try building it yourself:
>>> You'll need cygport, perl, and libsybdb-devel.  If it weren't for that
>>> patch, you could also just install it from cpan.
>> On Apr 4, 2017, at 12:58 PM, Wayne Barron wrote:
>> @Chris,
>> I know that Cygwin and Cygport are not the same.
>> I was asking if you could perhaps share information on how to properly
>> install Cygport.
>> I downloaded it from here.
>> In the Cygwin, it had a Windows 32 or 64-bit installer.
>> This does not come with such.

First, please don't

You didn't have to download it from anywhere. Cygport is a Cygwin package, it can/should be installed from Cygwin's setup.

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