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Re: Parallel downloading of Cygwin packages

Christopher Faylor wrote:
On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 01:28:34PM +1100, Chris Cormie wrote:
Christopher Faylor wrote:
I'd like the installer to use a more intuitive UI, be more capable of
running from the command line, and be able to handle RPMs.
(Command line installer project.)

Doesn't handle RPMs, only Cygwin packages. Does have a apt-get style interface. I'm thinking RPM support is a bit beside the point?

Nope. A real package manager would be very nice.

Ah, so you aren't a user expecting other distros RPMs to "just work" with Cygwin, there are specific package management functions in a RPM-like system you want? Or do you think Cygwin would benefit from using a standard package format for ported packages over the custom format we currently use?

A binary RPM from a different distro won't work, packages usually need
porting to
 Cygwin -- that's all part of the Cygwin package system.

If you only need to install specific packages, setup.exe has you covered:
$./setup-1.7.exe -q -P joe

I'm very well aware of setup's capabilities. I am one of the authors after all.

Hi, nice to meet you. I was mentioning setup's CLI because I just mentioned cyg-apt and didn't want to give the maillist the impression setup had no CLI.


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