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Re: apt-get on the hurd

On Mon, Dec 18, 2000 at 05:17:36PM -0700, Jason Gunthorpe wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Dec 2000, Neal H Walfield wrote:
> > > Not really, Hurd still has an old APT floating around and compiling a new
> > > one is a trivial change..
> > 
> > Then why don't you add the trivial patches to let it work?  They are in
> > the BTS.
> The trivial change is not applying the patches, which are not trivial.
> APT 4 was fixed before Marcus sent that email, I consider this issue moot.

We don't know if your fixes work on the Hurd, as nobody who has a Hurd
to test has seen the fixes (unless you tested them on the Hurd yourself).
I checked people.debian.org/~jgg/apt/, but there is no recent source.
You can send the fixes to debian-hurd-i386 and someone will test them.

You also didn't tell me what you think of the trailing slash issues, I never
received an answer to my mail, so we don't know if this is fixed or not.

There is also the issue i386-gnu0.2 vs i386-gnu, and I am pessimistic about
whether this is fixed in APT 4 or not, as I am not sure if you are aware of
this. When cross building, the architecture is i386-gnu, but config.guess
reports it (correctly) as i386-gnu0.2, and the old apt as well as any dpkg
don't get this right (this is also an issue on some BSD platforms).

These are the three issues I know of. Nobody would be happier to see them
fixed than me. Please make a new source available, so we can verify this
before a new package is uploaded to the Debian source archive. Nothing
in the bug logs nor in private communication has made me confident that all
issues are resolved in your development source.


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