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Re: Hurd Roadmap for Woody Release

On Fri, 20 Oct 2000, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

> > 	* debian-cd support
> Philip Charles had some success here. Unfortunately, I had not yet the
> time to improve the cooperation so that Phil can concentrate on the CD
> issues as opposed to genuine Hurd issues, but it seems that the current way
> is a mixture of vanilla Debian scripts and the existing install scripts for
> the Hurd.
> Is any volunteer who has a rudimentary idea about what's going on on the
> Hurd side interested in this and can lend Phil a hand?

What would helpful is if Attila Nagy would loop the CD image so people
could download the boot-floppies.  It would also mean that they could look
at what has been included in the CD.  debian-cd is very fussy about what
it includes and it would be very helpful to find out why certain packages
have not been included.

As it turned out the butchering of boot-floppies was quite straight
forward and I hope to have another crack at this in about a week. 
debian-CD is more difficult to handle at the moment mainly because it
"audits" packages and their dependencies.  There is quite a bit of work
that needs to be done here by package maintainers.  If I had not switched
off mirror-check there would not have been any CD. 

I have applied to become a Debian Maintainer and once I am through the
process I should be able to upload various scripts and DV, submit
disks-hurd-i386 for inclusion in the mirror.


Philip Charles; 39a Paterson St., Abbotsford, New Zealand; +64 3 4882818
Mobile 025 267 9420.  I sell GNU/Linux CDs.   See http://www.copyleft.co.nz

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