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Re: RPM 4 under cygwin
- From: Charles Wilson <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: Robert Collins <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- Date: Wed, 19 Dec 2001 11:09:52 -0500
- Subject: Re: RPM 4 under cygwin
- References: <email@example.com>
Larry Hall (RFK Partners, Inc) wrote:
>>2) Cygwin packages
>>Could someone explain me what are the benefits of Cygwin packages over RPM.
>>Do Cygwin packages test dependencies and validate signatures?
Since Larry didn't touch this, I'll respond. Cygwin packages can be
unpacked/interpreted/understood by a NON cygwin program (setup.exe is a
native windows app). ALL ports of RPM that I have seen require cygwin
-- which means they cannot easily be used to install cygwin itself on a
virgin system. This is a serious drawback.
Signature validation is a good idea(*) -- Robert, can you add that to
(*) I'm thinking more in terms the md5 file verification, not
necessarily maintainer-signature PGP verification...
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