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upgrading and installing packages through the cygwin command line?

Is there an equivalent of apt-get in Cygwin?

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There seem to be alternatives for apt-get in cygwin, but I can't say anything about them.

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Can't get any of them to work. –  Zubair Feb 17 '10 at 8:31
    
@Zubair: I'm sorry, I can't help you on that, because I never used one of them. –  Bobby Feb 17 '10 at 9:58
    
Ok, thanks anyway. I guess using cygwin is a poor man's Unix anyway, so maybe better off using VirtualBox –  Zubair Feb 17 '10 at 11:54
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There is an apt-cyg script.

Check out the issues tab. There are some known issues although they appear to be clearing up. It also requires that you install subversion to maintain the latest copy.

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I tried apt-cyg. It just says "command not found" –  Zubair Feb 17 '10 at 8:30
    
Did you follow the link? Look at the GettingStarted link - code.google.com/p/apt-cyg/wiki/GettingStarted –  Darren Hall Feb 17 '10 at 16:54
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