I’m a new Interix user and list member, and kind of a *nix newbie in general. (If you’re on the SUA community forums, I’ve posted a related but more general question already.) I am trying to get a build working under Interix that currently runs on CentOS and uses PHP. Right now I’m keeping it simple by focusing on one single missing dependency; if I can get past this one, maybe I’ll know enough to be able to solve the next one. It’s an extension, mbstring or php5-mbstring, that apparently includes a binary component, libmbfl. I’m willing to invest the effort to create a port / package of this if necessary. I assume that even if this package is available in some apt-compatible package repository, it will not work out of the box on Interix. I know it is available at least as an rpm (along with the other bits to perform a proper php install), not sure if it is packaged elsewhere as well. So I guess my first step should be to get the C source and try to compile it under Interix, then if it works, submit any necessary changes to the project’s maintainers, and make a new Debian/Interix package from there. Is this roughly correct? Any porting advice from those who’ve done it before?