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From: Patrick Lauer <gentoo@...>
Subject: Re: interest in gentoo-cygwin
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 12:29:38 +0100
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
(make/gcc/...)

> / 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
that)
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
with Cygwin.

> 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.

Patrick
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