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Re: RPM 5.x and mingw

From: Anders F Björklund <afb@rpm5.org>
Date: Wed 09 Apr 2008 - 10:38:14 CEST
Message-Id: <14F1BED2-131B-4D74-8E4E-6598948449CD@rpm5.org>
Stefan Westmeier:

> has anyone got RPM 5.x compiled successfully with mingw ?

Only cygwin, and that was pretty late in the game as well...

It's not "officially supported", at any rate. (Unix only)

>  So far we use RPM 5.x with cygwin. Another tool provider brings  
> its own cygwin installation.
> We try to get around any incompatibilities. Thats why I ask for mingw.
>
> Thx in advance for any hints.


RPM assumes a Unix-like environment, so it works with
something like Cygwin or Darwin - rather than something
more alien like Windows (i.e. MinGW) or Mac OS X paths.

So I'm using "other solutions" (shell hacks, mostly) to
build for those at the moment. What I haven't tried is
using the cygwin binaries of RPM in a MinGW environment...

--anders
Received on Wed Apr 9 10:38:11 2008
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