Re: Dpkg-hurd problems
On Fri, Dec 04, 1998 at 10:02:05AM +0000, M.C. Vernon wrote:
> Dear all,
> I installed marcus's tarball on hurd, but have a few problems:
> /var/lib/dpkg/updates doesn't exist. should I just create this file (or
> should it be a directory).
It is a directory, just create it.
> Dselect looks for binary-i386 instead of binary-hurd-i386 :(
Yeah... something that should be worked on (requires a bit hacking in dpkg
sources). You can use "dpkg --force-architecture" to override this safety
> How do I tell dpkg what packages I have installed? or do I just have to
> reinstall them all?
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to tell dpkg about this. You can edit
the status file, using the "examples" in your Debian GNU/Linux installation.
I've done it quite often, but it is not straightforward.
PS: A better dpkg fdor the Hurd is my primary concern after getting the base
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