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Patrick Lauer wrote:
>On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 18:02 +0930, Trevor Forbes wrote:
>>These are "nice to know" points. If you remember anything else, pls let
>>me know. Tks
>>I have started to working on it (for fun) in my spare time and I am
>>having some success. I have set up the user/group in Cygwin to look more
>>like Linux which is mostly working. I added the os definitions which
>>were missing from portage. I am now at the stage where the file locks
>>are not getting removed.
>Interesting. Which portage version are you using
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.
>>The ":" might be tricky, however, I could use a managed mount for
>>portage. Perhaps the offending packages could simply be renamed.
>RSYNC_EXCLUDE can contain a list of files not to transfer - filtering
>out the two or three offenders shouldn't be difficult
>>I am only interested in getting Cygwin working so SFU not in my scope. I
>>have not found Cygwin buggy, and even if it were broken, its just code
>>that can be fixed... Do you have examples...
>the linker dies after ~30 package compiles because it can't allocate an
>address for the dynamic libraries
>some functions of the libc are just stubs and don't do what they pretend
>file semantics are b0rked in some quite evil ways
>(removing an open file does some magic and almost looks like Unix)
>In general it almost works, but these bugs can be really annoying.
>And whenever you think you've found them all you find a new one ;-)
/ I think the linker problem was fixed some time ago, but if not it can
The libc functions can be add when needed.
File semantics can be fixed, the whole Cygwin idea is to look like Linux..
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
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