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RE: Setup as recommended reading
- From: "Robert Collins" <robert dot collins at itdomain dot com dot au>
- To: "Nicholas Wourms" <nwourms at yahoo dot com>,<cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Mon, 27 May 2002 08:02:34 +1000
- Subject: RE: Setup as recommended reading
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nicholas Wourms [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, May 27, 2002 5:12 AM
> To: Robert Collins; email@example.com
> Subject: RE: Setup as recommended reading
> Before you do bow out, I think people need to realize, as it
> was stated before, that you are not trying to reinvent the
> wheel. Yes, RPM is great for many things, but the goal of
> setup isn't to be rpm. In fact, IIRC it was stated that once
> someone had volunteered to support rpm for Cygwin and it was
> proved stable, there might be some discussion as to making
> setup.exe based on the rpm api. There has been some
> discussion lately regarding this port and I believe someone
> has even volunteered to do it.
Yes. In fact both rpm and have been -partially- ported to cygwin. AFAIK
neither has been converted to deal with in-use-file-replacements, which
is a required capability to be a cygwin-linked installer (for somewhat
> Be that as it may, it will still be much time before this is
> implimented, IF it is implemented. So let Rob actually
> perfect what he has before asking for heaps of new features.
> IMHO, setup seems to be working nicely for the most part,
> minus a few bugs here and there. I honestly think there are
> more critical issues to focus on then the "fluff" of UI, such
> as getting a fast, stable SysV IPC system integrated into
> cygwin and releasing an updated binutils with better dynamic
> library capabilities.
> Feel free to disagree....
The installer is fairly complete. Howeever I really want to make it easy
for maintainers, so allowing the use of the debian build tools, or the
rpm build tools is a high priority. Otherwise the maintainers here will,
by necessity, end up inventing the wheel.
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