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Re: RPM's (was Re: unix 'at' command implementation)
Linda Walsh wrote:
Eric Blake wrote:
I have cygwin install but I can not find theBecause no one has ported an open source version of it
implementation of Unix 'at' command.
to cygwin yet.
Some packages might be more easily ported if RPM's
became a common way to package cygwin packages. Much
of the porting effort is in converting to the cygwin installer.
Someone asked about logrotation a while back and I was
surprised no one had ported a logrotate package. I pulled
the source RPM from my SuSE distro, and was able to
produce a binary RPM in about 10 minutes, then I realized
RPM's weren't a desirable format for cygwin packages.
I'm sure there's some good reason for converting all
packages to yet another installer, but I'm not sure I know
what they are. One side effect, though -- it can put a
damper on porting programs over when most (or all) of the
work is in converting to the a different installer.
Support for RPM and DEB packages were always intended for setup.exe.
It's just no one has added this support yet. Anyone who's interested
is certainly welcome to provide patches to reach this goal. I'm sure
they will be thoughtfully considered.
Larry Hall http://www.rfk.com
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