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Old 12-30-2008, 10:55 AM   #1
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Install apt on to Cygwin

I am using a Cygwin shell and I am trying to install a package dependencies onto it like apt, but I don't know where or how to install it.

Any ideas?
Old 12-30-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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The title of your post implied that you are trying to install apt itself but the message just says you want to install a certain other package. If the cygwin repository has the dependencies you need then rerun the setup and select them.

You probably need to build source packages inside of cygwin. The binaries produced will be Windows exe files and not elf files. The ming version of gcc needs to be used. If the source package you are trying to produce was produced using the autoconf family of tools, the configure script may pick up on the fact that you are using the Cygwin environment. That is if the authors supported it. So finding the source of a dependency you need may be enough.

But try looking for it in a cygwin repo first. You may not even need to build from source if they already have built the package.

Cygwin packages contain precompiled binaries and libraries. All of the files of a package are archived into a tar ball. If you have a cygwin package you downloaded, simply using tar to extract the files from your cygwin base directory will extract the files where they need to go. There may be a post installation bash script that you need to run next.

Look in their website. I'm certain that I've seen instructions on building packages from source if that is what you want to do. I think I've seen `Ming' mentioned in the `configure' options of some regular packages I have used.

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Originally Posted by JL4 View Post
I am using a Cygwin shell and I am trying to install a package dependencies onto it like apt, but I don't know where or how to install it.
Cygwin uses its own package management system, which is what you get when you run "setup.exe". Each mirror has a different list of packages that it supplies, but they almost all have the same packages. If you do not see what you want in "setup.exe", you will have to build the application from source.


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