Cygwin + Debian

Mark Paulus
Wed Jun 20 08:46:00 GMT 2001

Which piece of debian are you thinking would be cool to port?

Since debian is just a particular flavour of Linux, and a particular
way/methodology of packaging/distributing that same 
OS and it's utilities, "porting debian" doesn't really make sense.

However, do you want to use the debian package manager,
dpkg/apt-get/dselect?  There might be some resistance to that
as Cygwin is owned/sponsered/supported by Redhat, which
is probably attached to the RPM philosophy (They did create
it after all).  

Otherwise, are there particular utilities that you want to 

On Tue, 19 Jun 2001 19:24:35 -0400, Christophe Prud'homme wrote:

>Hi guys,
>I am knee deep windows/cygwin port of my codes and I wonder if
>porting debian to cygwin is stupid and crazy or a cool idea.
>just check the port page and saw nothing about that!
>how does that sound?
>[I posted the same mail on debian-devel]
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