Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#482 closed task (fixed)

setup cygwin repository

Reported by: tylerkelly13 Owned by: osgeo4w-dev@…
Priority: minor Component: Installer
Version: 1.0 Keywords: setup; install


Could a repository that is compatible with the Cygwin be produced so that these GIS tools can be installed alongside other Cygwin tools, rather than just having the one repository that only really works with the OSGEO4W (Cygwin-based) installer?

Change History (4)

comment:1 by jef, 8 years ago

Just the installer was derived from cygwin - the packages themselves have no relation to cygwin. What would be the benefit of mixing the two?

comment:2 by maphew, 8 years ago

You can have the two installed side by side (c:\cygwin, c:\osgeo4w) and for those occasions when you need to use a cygwin tool add the folder to path (or call tool directly).

set path=%path%;c:\cygwin\bin

However most everything I used to reach in to Cygwin for is now part of the Msys package in Osgeo4w.

comment:3 by tylerkelly13, 8 years ago

The main reason I have asked about this is to avoid installing duplicates of packages when GIS work is not the only reason these tools are needed such as python packages, etc. Also to avoid the calling packages from one to the other as suggested by maphew. I felt it was a worthwhile suggestion, however I will close the ticket. Thanks for the help.

Cheers Tyler

comment:4 by tylerkelly13, 8 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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