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Re: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
- To: Marcus Brown <Brown at sw dot mke dot etn dot com>, Robert Read <rread at datarithm dot com>
- Subject: Re: CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
- From: Geoffrey Noer <noer at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Thu, 13 Aug 1998 07:55:56 +0000
- Cc: Robert dot Cross at scottish-newcastle dot co dot uk, gnu-win32 at cygnus dot com
- References: <C0B7E1B3BE9CD111B6F000A0246DBB9B16EF@softech.mke.etn.com>
On Wed, Aug 12, 1998 at 01:49:44PM -0500, Marcus Brown wrote:
> Well, I couldn't really say anything about the Debian tools since I've
> never used the Debian distribution, only RedHat and Slackware. The rpm
> port to cygwin32 that I have seen is solid, and works fine with source
> rpms (haven't tried binary so don't quote me on this :). If there is a
> better or more convenient way to package distributions I'd be glad to
> take a look at it, rpm is the first thing that came to mind. A more
> pressing issue would seem to be what would actually be included in this
In principle, I would prefer InstallShield-based distributions but
obviously that causes a lot of problems -- it's proprietary and isn't
very scalable to 100s of packages. So maybe rpm is the way to go...
Overall, I think it is best if the system promotes compatibility with
Windows. (We'd all be much better off running Linux if all we wanted
was a UNIX box). If there is a good way to package things that is
more in keeping with normal Windows ways of existance other than
Installshield that might be a better choice. Dunno.
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