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Re: Where is the base tarball?

(Huh. I didn't send this mail? That explains why I don't have a patch yet,
I guess...)

On Thu, May 24, 2001 at 11:20:06PM +0000, Philip Charles wrote:
> > If you aren't able to make a native Hurd installer (no cfdisk, kernel
> > can't be booted before the system's installed on the hdd (doesn't fit
> > on a floppy?)), then you'll want to use debootstrap to build a chroot
> > on a Hurd system, tar that up, and hack boot-floppies to unpack that
> > and fiddle around with it instead of calling debootstrap.
> We have no partitioning tools (amongst other things) for the Hurd, so this
> is the way forward in the meantime.  Panic over. 

Please get someone with a Hurd system to work out what packages need to
be in Hurd required/base; and what special casing has to happen. Most of
that can probably be determined from your existing b-f's, I'd guess. Send
a patch :)


Anthony Towns <aj@humbug.org.au> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/>
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