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From: Trevor Forbes <t4bs@...>
Subject: Re: interest in gentoo-cygwin
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 22:01:32 +0930
Patrick Lauer wrote:

>On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 20:27 +0930, Trevor Forbes wrote:
>  
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>>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 ...
>  
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>>The libc functions can be add when needed.
>>    
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>Lots of work.
>  
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>>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.
>
>  
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>>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...
>>    
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>That's why I looked at SFU, it seems to be a bit smarter than Cygwin.
>
>Patrick
>  
>
Tks, looks like I have lots to do.... :)

Trevor
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