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I'm updating my cross-installation instructions at
http://people.ne.mediaone.net/jtobey/inst.html.  Matthew Vernon: we
ought to merge this page with your "idiot's guide", either by you
updating the Guide to talk about Debian (if you haven't already) or by
me incorporating the relevant parts into my instructions.

I have installed and booted with no trouble from the
libc0.2_2.0.109-0.1 and timezones_2.0.109-0.1 packages, thank you

I used somewhat hacked/debugged versions of Marcus's dpkg_hurd and
hurd_inst scripts, which are linked to from my installation page.  I
got slightly different output from Steve Favor's: dpkg had some
additional things to say about md5sum while installing certain
packages, including base-files.  Downloading again produced no diff
against the original deb.  Here is a diff of my output versus that
reported by Steve

--- /tmp/base-files_2.1.log	Wed Jan 13 00:39:45 1999
+++ /home/jtobey/tmp	Wed Jan 13 00:40:05 1999
@@ -1,11 +1,12 @@
 dpkg-deb: building package `base-files' in `temp_build/base-files.deb'.
 Selecting previously deselected package base-files.
-(Reading database ... 596 files and directories currently installed.)
+(Reading database ... 194 files and directories currently installed.)
 Unpacking base-files (from temp_build/base-files.deb) ...
-dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of base-files:
+dpkg: base-files: dependency problems, but configuring anyway as you request:
  base-files depends on awk; however:
   Package awk is not installed.
+Setting up base-files (2.1) ...
 dpkg: error processing base-files (--install):
- dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
+ md5sum gave malformatted output `a61b9f6548d337c1cc1e5a4de39f7b7f'
 Errors were encountered while processing:

In case it matters, my dpkg version is, and I am running it
on a (blush) Red Hat system.  (just copied the various dpkg* files,
plus their required libs, start-stop-daemon, and update-rc.d from my
Debian-2.0 machine)

I'm running into some difficulties with the multi-user boot, but it
doesn't look too hard to fix.  I probably just need to install some
more "STRONGLY RECOMMENDED" packages.  After I get some sleep...

Good night!

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