Subject: Re: [HEADS UP] Platform support
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/21/2007 15:06:44
On Sat, Jul 21, 2007 at 01:51:01PM +0200, Roland Illig wrote:
> Tobias Nygren wrote:
> >I intend to start an Interix bulk build today, but will not run it on a
> >regular schedule.
> >BTW, has anyone considered the possibility of pkgsrc on cygwin?
> Joerg is against it, for "security reasons". But he didn't provide any 
> details with that comment.

cygwin is utterly broken. It has a lot of magic name translation going
on that break assumptions of software, it is slow as hell and a
nightmare from the porting perspective. The namespace issues are a *lot*
worse than case agnostic filesystems like OS X, e.g. removal of trailing
periods etc.