Re: Debootstrap on GNU/Hurd Status
On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 04:28:30PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> > Has anyone taken the time to figure out how this would fit into the
> > existing tar format?
> Okuji and me both thought a GNU extension that was stored similar like
> a long symlink was appropriate. While packing tar files, you have to
> first check for a translator (where now tar checks for a symlink), and
> then it depends on configuration. Either tar can traverse translator
> settings (mount points) and ignore them. Or it can read and store
> them. It must however recognize some special types like /hurd/symlink
> which represent symlinks and special devices, and store them as such
> if there is special support for them in the tar format.
Do you remember which list this took place on? I'm sure all the
questions I have were answered in that discussion.
> > I'd like to see us use sysvinit for Debian. I agree that the GNU
> > system will need a better init system, though.
> Well, I had it running, so it is certainly possible. How you go about
> integrating such a port back into the Debian package is a mystery I
> was never able to solve.
I asked the Debian *BSD folks last week if they were planning on using
sysvinit, and I was told they had almost no problems getting the changes
they needed integrated upstream. Perhaps there's been a change.
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