[wine-devel] Re: Bug 24018 which appears to be a showstopper for running Cygwin on Wine

Hin-Tak Leung htl10 at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Jun 29 05:57:03 CDT 2013

--- On Sat, 29/6/13, Alan W. Irwin <irwin at beluga.phys.uvic.ca> wrote:

> > The Mingw GNU toolchain works wells under wine. The
> cygwin GNU toolchain don't, the last time I checked.
> That may be true, but the best way to make that point about
> the Cygwin
> GNU toolchain is with official Cygwin bug reports rather
> than
> asserting stuff here in an anecdotal way.

No. Anytime that a piece of windows software (including Cygwin) works on windows but not on wine, is a wine problem. The fact that the such software developers (cygwin people) are nice enough to respond and adjust their software (cygwin) to fit a *flaw in wine* does not make the problem less a wine one. 

The various problems of running cygwin in wine are already well-documented - just do a search on wine's bugzilla (there are over a dozen of those). So the mere fact that the installer does not work correctly, is just another such problem. Also, running cygwin on wine, compared to other windows software which has no unix/linux equivalents, is hardly a priority.

One bug among many, and on a piece of software which is interesting but not a priority. That's what the issue is.

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