setup package format v. rpm, reasoning?
Wed Feb 16 19:24:00 GMT 2005
On Tue, Feb 15, 2005 at 04:36:29PM -0800, Linda W wrote:
>I can imagine during the early development of cygwin, the rpm
>package types were rather "unsupportable" -- especially on a
>"first install", since no unix shell or coreutils are available.
>However, after the basic support is installed, what was the reasoning
>for keeping packages in YAPM (YetAnotherPackageManager).
>It seems even a bit more surprising considering Cygwin's early
>roots coming from a RedHat...
Cygwin's early roots did not come from Red Hat. They came from
Cygnus. That's what the "Cyg" stands for.
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