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Re: Current list of serious problems related to Hurd

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Wichert wrote:
"Previously Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
 > * #68783: dpkg should call exec with full path in argv[0]
 > STRATEGY: Includes a working patch which shows what has to be done.
 > REASON: Prevents configuration of debconf, which a lot of packages depend
 > on, screwing up even the most basic installations.

 I still consider this a bug in HURD, but I'll add the workaround."

If you feel better about it use #ifdef __GNU__.

"> * #31620: dpkg: don't use hard coded ENOENT
 > STRATEGY: Use Errno.pm ENOENT which is in perl-5.005-base.
 > [See also fixed bug report #47204, but note that perl-5.6 gets it wrong
 > again!!! I am reopening it and reassigning to perl-5.6-base.]
 > REASON: We have thread based errno's, which are different (in the upper
 > bits).

 Is POSIX::ENOENT finally in perl-base now? I've seen 2 or 3 promised for
 that to happen but never any action afaik."

It's as I wrote above. perl-5.005 has it, perl-5.6 had it not. The next
version of perl-5.6 should have it, I reminded Darren.

"> * #76941: dpkg: [hurd] configure gets the architecture wrong
 > STRATEGY: Loosen pattern matching against archtable.
 > REASON: Gnu config.guess is i386-gnu0.2, which doesn't match i386-gnu.
 > This prevents any native build.

 A quick peek in configure.in shows no pattern matching code at all.."

That's the problem. You use awk + "==" operator where you need pattern
matching. It's this patch from


I am talking about. It's the same situation on freebsd systems.

@@ -58,11 +82,11 @@


 AC_MSG_CHECKING(Debian architecture)
-dpkg_archset="`awk '$1 == "'$target_cpu-$target_os'" { print $2 }' $srcdir/archtable"
+dpkg_archset="`awk '$1 && index ("'$target_cpu-$target_os'",$1) == 1 { print $2 }' $srcdir/archtable"
 # Finish off
 if test "x$dpkg_archset" = "x"; then
  AC_MSG_RESULT([$target_cpu-$target_os, but not found in archtable])


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