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Re: Parallel downloading of Cygwin packages

On Sat, Oct 31, 2009 at 03:36:33PM +1100, Chris Cormie wrote:
>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,

Do I think that a linux RPM would work on Cygwin?  No, of course not.  I
wrote the "What Isn't Cygwin" words on the Cygwin web page.

>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

Just in case you're not getting this:

But, yes, I think that the project would benefit from a standard package
manager and, since Cygwin is owned by Red Hat and currently hosted on a
Red Hat-owned site, I think it makes sense for the package manager to be
rpm based.

There are barriers to implementing rpm in Cygwin, the most frequently
mentioned being the fact that a cygwin process can't easily replace
cygwin1.dll or any other running executables.


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