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problem installing deb packages

On Thu, 15 Oct 1998, Rafael Caetano dos Santos wrote:

I'm sending this message again because nobody ansered it, and maybe
it was because I had provided no subject. I apologize for the insistence.

> Hi,
> I followed Brinkmann's advice and downloaded the deb packages from
> /debian/dists/debian/dists/sid/binary-i386-hurd/base at the ftp site.
> In order to run dpkg, I had to create the tree var/lib/dpkg under the 
> Hurd root partition, and some empty files under it, namely:
> available
> status
> updates/ (an empty directory).
> I've installed gnumach, hurd and glibc packages successfully. 
> However, I get the following message when trying to install
> base-files, shellutils and textutils:
> dpkg (subprocess): unable to execute new pre-installation script: No such
> file or directory

    Rafael Caetano <rcaetano@linux.ime.usp.br>

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