adding optional packages

Vincent Labella vlabella@uark.edu
Sat Nov 18 12:58:00 GMT 2000


Hello,
	Besides the fact that Cygwin is freely availible, regularily
updated and easy to install.  The thing I like most is that it comes with
so many optional packages: libtiff, zlib, jpeg, ssh etc..  precompiled and
installed!  Getting even a comercial compiler installed with all these
optional packages would take a modest amount of effort.

So my question is:  What does it take to add an optional package to
cygwin?

Is this up to an individual or is there a set of instructions one can
follow? The reason is that I would like to add the following packages that
compile OOTB:

	-fftw
	-wxwindows
	-gsl

I would be happy to do the work if instructed.

Vince

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