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* Re: New install on Win XP, no rpm so can't intall anything
- From: Randall R Schulz <rrschulz at cris dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 13:15:27 -0700
- Subject: * Re: New install on Win XP, no rpm so can't intall anything
If you're got software distributed as an RPM, it's unlikely that it's a
Cygwin package and hence there's no point trying to get it installed on Cygwin.
I suppose a source RPM might be useful.
Cygwin does include "cpio"--I think RPMs are in cpio format (GNU cpio,
anyway), so you could extract their contents that way.
Mountain View, CA USA
At 13:00 2002-08-30, jim brown wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I didn't know that cygwin doesn't use rpm.
What do I do if I want to install a package that is delivered as a
What's the alternative?
I went to the rpm web site to see if I could get a version there but
they are all distributed as ".rpm" files - catch 22.
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