cygport limitations (was: Adding MSYS functionality to Cygwin)

Christopher Faylor cgf-use-the-mailinglist-please@cygwin.com
Fri Jun 21 16:55:00 GMT 2013


On Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 09:49:34AM +0200, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>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.

I'm not sure if this reminder is needed but, I'm not switching to
cygport and I believe there are also a couple of other people using
non-cygport packagers as well.

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