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Re: Help please

On Fri, 04 Jan 2002 18:20:07 Tim Heath wrote:
> I have heard that dselect and apt-get have been ported to cygwin.  I am
> very interested in this package distribution and management system.  Can
> anyone please tell me how to setup a .deb package on cygwin that I might
> deploy on a client machine that is running cygwin with dselect/apt-get? 
> I am super interested in this.  Also, how will the three levels of
> stability that debian uses be configured/supported ( potato, woody, sid
> )?  The debian package system is superior to any packaging system I have
> seen commercial or free.  I really want to use it.

I'm sorry to break it to you, but the Debian GNU/win32 system is
not available yet, and won't be for some time.

The following things need to happen still:

1-we finish building a Debian base system on cygwin
2-the port is accepted officially in Debian.
3-we build the complete archive for Sid and create install/uninstallation
4-the port is accepted as a valid candidate for Debian release (and
packages start to feed testing)
5-the port is released (and a stable release appears)

If you don't care of being in the bleeding edge, step 1 would
be enough for you to build your own packages as long as they
don't have lots of broken dependencies.

When you need to have a more complete system to build your
stuff, step 2 is necessary. Also some help would be appreciated.


Robert Millan          Debian/GNU user
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