NSLU2-Linux
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This is an attempt to document my steps in attempting to use Cygwin as a development platform for the slug under windows.

  • **INFORMATION HERE IS VERY PRELIMINARY, AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW IF IT WILL ACTUALLY WORK!

If I am successful, I will update this page appropriately, if not, I will post how I got stuck so that someone else might want to take over.

First attempt:

 mkdir slug
 cd slug
 wget http://nslu2-linux.org/Makefile
 make setup-host-debian

(ok, it was worth a shot!)

from what I can tell, I need to install cyg-apt to get this to work, and add in an alias for apt-get

From http://donc.wordpress.com/2006/08/04/apt-for-cygwin/

I found

 matt Says: 

 October 19th, 2006 at 1:14 pm 
 the cygwin-setup page referenced have stripped out all references to cyg-apt, with no word as to why. The google cache, 
 http://tinyurl.com/v5u4q, is still (at the time of this writing) at one of the mirrors but gone from the main jessies.org cygwin setup page. 

 excerpt:
 ————
 Now install cyg-apt(1), a useful imitation of apt-get(1) which sadly isn’t itself packaged:

 wget http://www.lilypond.org/~janneke/software/cyg-apt
 chmod a+rx cyg-apt
 mv cyg-apt /bin
 cyg-apt setup
 cyg-apt update
 ———-

 there’s another link for cyg-apt at http://www.xs4all.nl/~jantien/software/cyg-apt but does not appear as up to date as the lilypond one.

Minor Snag: The cyg-apt needs python to be installed. In order to install python, I need to rerun the cygwin setup first.

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Based on work by Rob Lockhart and ptan.
Originally by ptan.
Page last modified on April 09, 2007, at 08:19 AM