Cygwin + Debian

Robert Collins
Thu Jun 21 15:02:00 GMT 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Christophe Prud'homme" <prudhomm@MIT.EDU>

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Subject: Re: Cygwin + Debian
Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 11:19:20 -0400
From: Christophe Prud'homme <>
To: Kevin Wright <>


Thanks Kevin

I will have a look
right now I am trying to port dpkg and related tools
I ran into some problems with dpkg while compiling it
without doing anything. I'll have to have a closer look now

Christophe, have you read the threads in cygwin-developers about this?

In summary there are 2 major issues with dpkg and cygwin today...
1) FIFO support is required for dpkg.
2) Win32 does not allow replacement of open files without a reboot (*And
the method is different for 9x/NT)

I've looked into this extensively before, to understand what could be
done - I'd like to see setup.exe be able to bootstrap a dpkg
environment - but there is still a lot of work on cygwin's
"unix-like-ness" needed.


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