Subject: Re: Sort of off-topic, but....
To: Richard Rauch <>
From: Ben Collver <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/12/2005 05:38:14
On Sat, Feb 12, 2005 at 01:08:34AM -0600, Richard Rauch wrote:
> Well, this is a general chatter list...(^&
> I'm running a new monopoly-soft system.  I'd like to have something
> like a POSIX (let's say NetBSD-like, to relate; (^&) environment.
> I've used CygWIN in the past, but they have this silly idea of a
> custom download tool which requires you to connect the (insecure)
> MonopolySoft computer to the Internet while downloading.  I'd
> rather not do that.
> Is there any "download one file" distribution of anything similar?
> What I"m looking for:
>  * ls, diff, more, cat, ssh
>  * CVS and/or RCS
>  * X would be nice.
>  * Compilers would be nice.
>  * Ability to NFS mount remote disks.
>  * lpd
> ...those are in approximate descending order.  (E.g., CygWIN
> had the top 4 which was good enough; samba gave me the rest.)
> CygWIN would be almost "perfect" if I could download the package
> with NetBSD and then slurp it over my local ethernet from, say, my
> web-server.
> (I do have a directory of CygWIN files that I could put into a .zip
> perhaps and transfer.  But I gathher that CygWIN is somewhat
> sensitive to the underlying MonopolySoft edition in use and the
> files are somewhat dated anyway.)
> Suggestions?

You can find an .iso image with a complete cygwin "distribution".  Is CD
media acceptable?

You can also get Microsoft Services for Unix aka Interix.  That comes as
a single-file download.  This provides NFS mount, but no X.

Not sure about lpd.