Cygwin package naming?

Larry Hall (Cygwin)
Thu Sep 1 01:53:00 GMT 2011

On 8/31/2011 9:43 PM, Luke Kendall wrote:
> Can someone with some official Cygwin standing tell me how the Cygwin
> package names correspond with the "official" names of the packages, chosen
> by the package owners? In other words, how are the Cygwin package names
> determined? (My hope is that the "official" name is used, possibly with
> "cygwin" added to it in some form.)

Sorry, I have no badge and gun but perhaps I will do.

> I'm asking because I'm finding Cygwin packages that contain no license
> information, at least in the compiled form (e.g. gawk, libiconv2). So I'm
> thinking that in such cases, I can modify my Cygwin license-finding script
> to look up the package by name on freshmeat and try to find the license from
> there.
> But that is pointless if the Cygwin package name may have the same name as a
> freshmeat package, but is in fact some other software.

How about <>?

Aside: I had to muster all my strength to keep from using the phrase "Use
the source Luke!"  I expect you never tire of that. ;-)



A: Yes.
 > Q: Are you sure?
 >> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
 >>> Q: Why is top posting annoying in email?

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