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Re: Problem using rpm on Windows 98 (partly solved)
Based on my quick perusal of the source code, it appears that the
problem *is* a text/binary mount issue. The source code needs to be
patched with a lot of #ifdef CYGWIN's and O_BINARY's. Unfortunately I
can't do this right now. Workaround (for now) is to use binary mounts
One strange thing, though - I changed all my mounts to text, and it
worked fine for me (even though, according to the source code, the files
are *not* opened correctly). Weird.
"A.R. Burgers" wrote:
> Suhaib Siddiqi wrote:
> > Do not know about rpm, but you can get rpm2cpio script
> > from http://cygutils.netpedia.net/, extract the contents of rpm and
> > install it manually by copying the extracted files/directories to
> > the desired location.
> Thanks for your fast response and your hint.
> I tried both rpm2cpio from cygutils.netpedia.net and the rpm2cpio.pl
> script (from www.rpm.org).
> rpm2cpio says:
> error reading header from package
> rpm2cpio.pl says:
> bogus RPM.
> This hold for rpms perl-DBI-1.13-1-cygwinb20.i386.rpm and
> I managed to get rpm2cpio.pl to work by specifying
> binmode on the filehandle to the rpm archive.
> So the problem is probably that rpm2cpio (and probably rpm)
> don't open their files in binary mode. Is something set wrong in my
> environment? Are my file opens text by default and not binary?
> my $CYGWIN variable is empty.
> The output of mount is:
> Device Directory Type Flags
> C: / native text!=binary
> Teun Burgers
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