CD-based distribution (was Another website....)

Larry Hall
Sat Aug 15 15:21:00 GMT 1998

At 02:48 PM 8/13/98 -0700, Robert Read wrote:
>That is a good point; it does make sense for the install process to be
>windows aware because, after all, this is windows software. A
>product like that might also help developers building stand alone
>applications with cygwin to distribute them easier.  Does anyone know if
>it would be difficult to extend rpm with windows specific features like
>registry settings?

Its been a while since I looked at rpm but my recollection is that it 
allows you to include pre and/or post install scripts to do "whatever".
If at all possible, I think that any windows specific actions that need
to happen on the install should be a script run by rpm to do the registry 
stuff, etc.  This way, one would create Cygwin32-specific packages that
know how to install themselves under Cygwin32 and Windows but rpm doesn't
have to know anything specific about Windows or Cygwin32 (or HP-UX, Sun 
Solaris, etc. for that matter...)

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