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Re: for interest: cygwin rpm on sourceforge

On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 11:20:45AM -0600, Parker, Ron wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Charles Wilson []
> <snip>
> > This whole deal smacks of pure stubborn-ness.  "I don't like the
> > official installation method (even though it was the subject of months
> > of debate) so I'm gonna muddy the waters with an rpm distro"  "Even
> > though I'm maintaining an rpm of bind for cygwin, I will not 
> > contribute
> > a binary .tar.gz so that users of the official installation method can
> > benefit..."
> I just hope it doesn't degrade into the GNU-emacs vs. XEmacs frackas, where
> there are actually two very good and very similar packages with one freely
> using code from the other, but donating none back to the original.  (This is
> not a commentary on XEmacs, I actually use both.)

I know that you know what the real world is like. Let me reiterate:
It is not possible to stop developers from developing their own
distributions. Another example is Linux, with so many not so compatible 
distributions. I believe that most developers believe that their way is
the best way. What is in the mind of the Cygwin RPM developers I cannot 

There is one thing that can be done. The cygwin website can warn others 
of possible problems in installing unofficial Cygwin binaries from 

Thanks for reading.

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