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Re: cross-dpkg problems

On Sun, Nov 08, 1998 at 10:50:05PM -0600, Gordon Matzigkeit wrote:
> This is also useful so that people with non-Debian systems can get
> involved with cross-compiling.  You don't need a fully dpkg-managed
> Hurd platform to be able to cross-compile .debs.

Well, you need dpkg and friends to build and install deb packages (building
on the local machine and installing on the hurd).

> I'm simply trying to find quick ways so that it's not just Debian
> users who can help us.

They become Debian GNU/Hurd users then :)
> I guess the main point here is that I didn't effectively communicate
> my time frame or my audience.  I'm thinking of people who want to help
> build Debian GNU/Hurd, and the task I wish to accomplish is easy
> enough to finish in the next couple of days.

I am not sure I can see what you are trying to accomplish. You will need a
Hurd base system (whatever it is --- a tar file, a ext2fs image or
whatever), which is managed by dpkg, and you need dpkg and friends for cross
compilation (to run the debian scripts, build packages and install

Thank you,

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