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Cygwin on Mac?


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garaden

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I'm in a programming class where the development environment is Cygwin with a plethora of .bat scripts for unit testing, navigation, etc. Problem is, is there any way I can use this environment on my Mac? I'm trying Darwine but Cygwin won't install, and I can't find Wine anywhere on Fink, especially since they're not really supporting it anymore. I really want to see if I can use a Mac without dual-booting Windows... though I'm considering installing Ubuntu since all the OS X tools seem to be ported from Linux. Any suggestions?
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dankegel

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For what it's worth, I just tried installing cygwin on Wine-1.1.6, and it ran
gcc and vim (but not gvim) very well indeed. There was one
trick, which I documented in the appdb at
http://appdb.winehq....?...on&iId=3510
You have to replace some cygwin symlinks with native
(linux or macosx) symlinks to get gcc to work.

You might try using Codeweavers Crossover to solve the
"where do I get Wine?" problem. Alternately try
finding Wine packages elsewhere, e.g. http://thisismyinter.net/

Good luck!
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Titan8990

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There is no need for Cgywin because MAC OS X is BSD based and has a BASH shell by default. Therefore there is no need to emulate a UNIX environment or a BASH shell.


though I'm considering installing Ubuntu since all the OS X tools seem to be ported from Linux.


Not Linux, BSD: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bsd

Edited by Titan8990, 21 October 2008 - 04:05 PM.

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There is no need for Cgywin because MAC OS X is BSD based and has a BASH shell by default. Therefore there is no need to emulate a UNIX environment or a BASH shell.


Ideally, yes. However if you'd read the original question, you'd see that the guy's teacher did something really strange: he wrote a system consisting of mixed .bat and shell scripts.
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I guess I still don't understand? Just run the scripts in the MAC environment. Or are you saying that the teacher has come up with some type of Cygwin package w/ scripts included??
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