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Re: Newbie-comments.

On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 01:37:29PM +0100, Cord Beermann wrote:
> * Packages.
>   It confuses me to have ~1000 Packages which makes no sense for
>   the hurd (yet), like login or makedev, which were provided by the
>   hurd-package, but are flagged as 'required' in dselect.

Fore login, I filed a bug report against ftp.debian.org. That's all I can
do. makedev is "binary-all" (haha), because it was before the Hurd appeared.
I think we will have binary-linux-all and binary-hurd-all someday, but there
is little hope that it happens any time soon. Maybe if enough users
complain (not here, somewhere else)?
> * in ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/hurd/debian is something that looks
>   like forgotten package-fragments (just a cosmetical problem)

I don't have write permission to this directory, that's why.
The GNU system hackers flip flop here.
> * i tried to recompile 'jove' (the editor) and most of it seems
>   to work... but it can't open files. i can save text to a file,
>   but i can't open them. ('Read error: Bad file descriptor')
>   Hints on this?

Check if it calls open(file, 0) instead open(file, O_RDONLY), or something
like that. The Hurd has different values here, and this breaks some old
programs which hard code them instead using macros.
> Don't want to bug anybody, if this all is known and discussed
> here, please ignore me.

Not at all, they are all valid points.


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