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Re: dpkg with mingw32 / win32

Dalibor Topic wrote:
Phil Lello schrieb:
Hi all,

Is anyone currently working on getting dpkg to handle windows installs?

I'm writing some cross-platform software, and would love to be able to use dpkg (and eventually apt or similar) to install dependencies.

I'm happy to work on this myself, but want to check what other people are doing before starting on this. This would be fairly low priority for me.

The main requirements I have are:
- Assignment of architecture for control file (no obvious choices from ubuntu/gutsy `dpkg-architecture.pl -L`)
   - Assignment of standard '-admindir' (probably $PROGRAM_FILES$/dpkg)
   - Running 'dpkg -i'

There has been some work on this in the past:
http://debian-cygwin.sourceforge.net/ and afaik it's also in Cygwin now.
Thanks, I'll have a look at this. I'm more interested in getting dpkg to work without the cygwin layer, but this should be a good starting point.

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