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Re: impressions from a hurd newbie

Andres <dae@via.ecp.fr> writes:

> what troubles me is that i can't find the word "Gratuitous" that was
> printf'ed or something in any file inside gnumach-1.1.92-5/ or
> hurd-19990616/, so i wonder which entity is returning that to me. is it
> ls or cd, or something else ?

It comes from strerror(EGRATUITOUS), so the string is in glibc.
EGRATUITOUS can be returned by several Hurd servers, apparently
when they hit internal limitations or bugs.

> i'm a freebsder, not used to the debian way yet, so i don't
> know where to fetch the sources for these programs.

Do: dpkg --search /bin/rm
or: rm --version

and then find the fileutils package from
ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/potato/main/source/ or
ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/fileutils/ (since it's a GNU package).

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