Peter Kalbus wrote:
> In which way rpm5.x is capable be be used on win32 systems? Ideally,
> we're interested in a native port, which does not force the
> installation of any un*x runtime environment.
I've tested "devtool standalone" (i.e. openpkg bootstrap) successfully
with Cygwin 1.5 on Windows XP. I don't think there has been any work
done on making a Win32/MinGW version, as the RPM5 work was/is focusing
on Unix platforms... (stretched to include the Mac OS X "Darwin" and
Windows "Cygwin" too, but not really Mac and Win without any un*x
When developing packages for Mac OS X and Windows, I have used the
rpm2pkg and rpm2nsi scripts to convert the ready RPM files, into DMG
for Mac and EXE for Win. Which is pretty much the same thing as running
rpm2tgz on the Payload and dressing up the Header for presentation...
(i.e. it doesn't maintain a rpm database or check signatures or
anything else like that)
PS. "rpm2tgz" is a Slackware thing. It does pretty much the same thing
as Debian's "alien" package.
Received on Fri Feb 1 15:15:00 2008