I finally abandoned my efforts to build and install the hurd from source
at the glibc stage, although I will probably return to it at a later
stage. In any case, I downloaded all the base packages from debian, and
installed dpkg and alien (just in case) to run the cross-installation.
I'm running redhat 6.1, in case you're wondering :)
Anyway, all seemed to be going swimmingly, but at the end of
cross-install I got loads of errors along the lines of (actually,
exactly along the lines of)
dpkg: `ldconfig' not found on PATH
dpkg: `start-stop-daemon' not found on PATH
dpkg: `install-info' not found on PATH
dpkg: `update-rc.d' not found on PATH
4 expected program(s) not found on PATH.
NB: root's PATH should usually contain (all the sbins).
The thing is, /usr/sbin and /sbin *are* in the path, and (even though
I'm assuming that ldconfig, for one, is in the wrong ABI) so are
/mnt/gnu/sbin and /mnt/gnu/usr/sbin, where the installation is going.
Any ideas what's going wrong? Do I need to do a reboot to finish the
install? Are these types of errors normal? I'm presuming that all this
happens at the post-install stage, and that all the files are there. Am
I good for a boot?
Thanks a lot,
Software engineer, Informix Dublin.