In the past I've always accomplished RPM on Windows using cygwin.
Cygwin gets you the Unix-Like environment that RPM requires.
There are some gotchas, as listed in Jeff's message. Symlinks and
hardlinks.. as well as max path/filenames length are the biggests.
Jeff Johnson wrote:
> First and foremost:
> The rpmbuild parser is allergic to "\r" line termination.
> You will see some extremely bizzarre problems if you run rpmbuild
> on a spec file polluted with \r termination.
> The problem has needed fixing for years, just, well, windows and linux
> don't really coexist happily because of ideology, and so noone has
> On Feb 1, 2008, at 8:22 AM, Peter Kalbus wrote:
>> We want to use rpm5.x in an embedded environment. The development is a
>> cross-platform environment hosted on win32 systems. To get rpm 5.x
>> usable, we need rpm5.x running in that environment.
>> On the win32 host, it must be possible to create packages, which can
>> be installed on the embedded systems and which can be installed on
>> other development systems. This means,that the rmpbuild and rpm
>> toolchain, including the database parts must be available on the win32
>> host system.
>> 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.
> The majority of the code base of rpm likely ports to Win32 (and any
> POSIX system)
> without too much pain.
> Equivalently, where you find major porting pain, the functionality is
> likely not critical to rpm
> (but perhaps I'm an optimist)
> The design of rpm likely has some major problems however. There's lots of
> uglix culture buried in cp vs copy, file paths without C: and '//' UNC
> conventions, etc
> that would need to be addressed in a native port.
> Adding items to a registry would need to be added somehow for native *.rpm
> installations too.
> Installing a unix runtime is the typical approach. I can't recall anyone
> attempting building rpm natively.
> 73 de Jeff
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Received on Fri Feb 1 17:59:21 2008