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Re: Hurd-package for GNU/Linux

Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 31, 1999 at 06:19:50PM +0100, Lars Weber wrote:
> > Having just installed the hurd(and btw experienced the same problems
> > described in the *booting problem* thread), I asked myself if it
> > wouldn't be nice to have a package for Debian GNU/Linux containing all
> > files necessary to install the hurd(incl. docs).
> COuld you be more specific to what you would expect from such a package? We
> have a massive package bloat in Debian, and putting the scripts and a doc
> file in a deb package seems overly complicated to me. But if you mean the
> tar file, then I think there should be a README outside of the tar file.

I thought that this might encourage other people to install the HURD
by providing a more obvious way of installation(a package that
contains the scripts, all necessary debs, installation instructions
and maybe some other docs about using the HURD).  Of course I missed
the fact that building a deb-package and including it into the
distribution isn't such a trivial (and lossless) task.  I'm not so
sure if this is such a good idea anymore, too.


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