Re: cross-dpkg problems
On Mon, Nov 09, 1998 at 10:13:07AM -0500, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> From: Gordon Matzigkeit <email@example.com>
> Date: 06 Nov 1998 12:20:15 -0600
> Basically, dpkg is not suitable for cross-platform installations,
> because the --instroot option uses the chroot call, which breaks all
> the installation scripts (i.e. they see only Hurd binaries, rather
> than the current system's). There's no easy solution to this problem,
> aside from running dpkg under the Hurd.
Well, later we found that the solution is not to run the installations
scripts at all (with the --unpack option). Some scripts are essential, but
only for upgrading. A new install should work fine.
> Oh, cool. That means that when running dpkg on the Hurd we'll be able
> to see if there are any bugs in the Hurd's chroot. You never know...
This is only true if we try to install packages on a different system while
running hurd. Running a native dpkg to install packages on the very same
system does not invoke chroot.
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