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On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 20:27 +0930, Trevor Forbes wrote:
> I copied portage over from my main PC which eix reports it as 2.1_pre3-r1.
> However, my Cygwin installation is not very clean so there could be
> anything hiding in there.
That shouldn't be much of a problem, as long as you have python and a toolchain
> / I think the linker problem was fixed some time ago, but if not it can
> be fixed.
Would be nice ...
> The libc functions can be add when needed.
Lots of work.
> File semantics can be fixed, the whole Cygwin idea is to look like Linux..
Not really :-)
Windows takes file semantics from DOS (legacy, no technical reason for
An open file usually can't be modified - so Cygwin keeps a mapping table
to fool you.
This is not as reliable as "native" Unix - also many packages make
implicit assumptions about e.g. file system layout which don't work well
> I don't expect it to be easy, it may in the end, be unworkable. I am
> just interested to see how far I can take it. Its just going to be a
> slow process...
That's why I looked at SFU, it seems to be a bit smarter than Cygwin.
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