cygport limitations (was: Adding MSYS functionality to Cygwin)

Corinna Vinschen
Fri Jun 21 08:06:00 GMT 2013

On Jun 20 22:38, Andrew Schulman wrote:
> >   If every maintainer would use cygport, it would allow us to change
> >   the build method to one along the lines of most Linux distros.
> >   In Linux distros, the maintainer provides only the spec file and
> >   the source archive.  The actual build for all supported platforms 
> >   could be done on a machine which creates the distro from there.
> That would be cool.  Let's do it!

Uhm, that was a projection into the ideal future.  No provisions have
been made yet.  We need to set up a central repository like Yaakov's
cygwinports git repo and a central build mechanism.  The first we can
probably shamelessly copy from Yaakov and set up over the next few
months, the second needs a bit of hacking.


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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