Re: dpkg minw32
Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> i looked up "dpkg win32" on google and found a
> failed project. so, i tried cross-compiling dpkg myself. i found
> that it, too, wasn't going to work, and the reason was that yes,
> again: fork and popen are used, to communicate with tar, bzip2, gzip
> and so on.
> this is in direct contrast to dpkg of some years ago, where it used to
> be (statically?) compiled with libtar, libz and libbz2.
Check again? dpkg 1.1.4 from 1996 (oldest version I have handy) uses
the ‘tar’ binary to build and extract packages. And modern dpkg has
./configure --with/--without-zlib and similar options to decide
whether to use compression libaries or external compression programs.
- dpkg minw32
- From: Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <email@example.com>