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Re: adding optional packages

On Mon, 20 Nov 2000, Earnie Boyd wrote:

> --- Vincent Labella <> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 	Besides the fact that Cygwin is freely availible, regularily
> > updated and easy to install.  The thing I like most is that it comes with
> > so many optional packages: libtiff, zlib, jpeg, ssh etc..  precompiled and
> > installed!  Getting even a comercial compiler installed with all these
> > optional packages would take a modest amount of effort.
> > 
> > So my question is:  What does it take to add an optional package to
> > cygwin?
> > 
> > Is this up to an individual or is there a set of instructions one can
> > follow? The reason is that I would like to add the following packages that
> > compile OOTB:
> > 
> > 	-fftw
> > 	-wxwindows
> > 	-gsl
> > 
> > I would be happy to do the work if instructed.
> > 
> See for instructions to
> configure your packages.  You must be willing to agree to be the package
> maintainer for these packages.  Currently, packages distributed via
> cygwin/latest and cygwin/contrib should not require an X server as Cygwin
> doesn't yet distribute one.

Thanks but I looked at the message and it was not that useful.  Do I just
ftp the source tarball somewhere?  should I build it first and then ftp
the tarball?  should I tarball the binaries? and source separetly? and
when I do where do I put it and how to I let setup know its a new package?

> David, can this be FAQed please?

Hopefully this FAQ can answer these questions


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