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Re: Debian GNU/Hurd Base Set

On Wed, Jan 06, 1999 at 02:01:50PM +0000, M.C. Vernon wrote:
> Dear Marcus (et al),
> 	a couple of quickies re the new packages:
> do they have the mach terminfo installed in the terminfo database?
> will they support non-shadow password checking? I got this working on my
> (old) hurd, using a recompiled libcrypt supplied by someone else, but that
> was with an old glibc....
> And do I need to makedev for all my disks, or do the new packages include
> the most common ones?

yes,yes and no. Creating devices in the tar file wouln't work, because they
are _translators_ in the Hurd filesystem, something tar doesn't know about.


PS: saw you other mail :)

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