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Re: setup alternatives using RPM



On Wed, 22 Jun 2005, Brian Dessent wrote:

<snip> This means you
won't be able to install/remove any of those packages with rpm because
it's impossible to replace in-use files under Windows and rpm does not
know how to do it the windows-way.


http://www.thescarms.com/vbasic/FilesInUse.asp

so the cygwin rpm needs to be patched to use MOVEFILE_DELAY_UNTIL_REBOOT.

The MoveFileEx function with the MOVEFILE_DELAY_UNTIL_REBOOT flag lets you move, replace, or delete files and directories currently being used.



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