CD-based distribution (was Another website....)
Thu Aug 13 00:59:00 GMT 1998
On Wed, Aug 12, 1998 at 01:49:44PM -0500, Marcus Brown wrote:
> Well, I couldn't really say anything about the Debian tools since I've
> never used the Debian distribution, only RedHat and Slackware. The rpm
> port to cygwin32 that I have seen is solid, and works fine with source
> rpms (haven't tried binary so don't quote me on this :). If there is a
> better or more convenient way to package distributions I'd be glad to
> take a look at it, rpm is the first thing that came to mind. A more
> pressing issue would seem to be what would actually be included in this
In principle, I would prefer InstallShield-based distributions but
obviously that causes a lot of problems -- it's proprietary and isn't
very scalable to 100s of packages. So maybe rpm is the way to go...
Overall, I think it is best if the system promotes compatibility with
Windows. (We'd all be much better off running Linux if all we wanted
was a UNIX box). If there is a good way to package things that is
more in keeping with normal Windows ways of existance other than
Installshield that might be a better choice. Dunno.
For help on using this list (especially unsubscribing), send a message to
"firstname.lastname@example.org" with one line of text: "help".
More information about the Cygwin