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Re: Minimal setup to build apps from source?

If you're looking to try out a Linux environment I'd recommend burning
one of the Live CD variants of Linux ( and
booting it. As has been said before on this list, Cygwin is not Linux,
so using Cygwin to make decisions about Linux is most likely not going
to be fair to you, Cygwin, or Linux.

On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 13:15, Monte Cabet <> wrote:
> "xorg-server" and "xinit" aren't required, but only thing I got to work with
> Cygwin. I have to be honest, I don't know how to use Git, CVS, or even
> Subversion; but I know some things require them so I added them! Gzip and
> Bzip2 are both installed by default (I didn't post the entire list as it's
> getting big because I'm trying to figure out the requirements for gnash -
> some of the requirements can't be found.).
> I'm not familiar with RPM(there deb/apt-get for cygwin?), but would that
> help build stuff? Say you find an rpm of firefox, would that find all the
> necessary requirements and install along with firefox (If that's really what
> happens)?
> I guess I'd like to make Cygwin as close to an actual linux install as I can
> (a step before I fully commit to linux).
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