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Re: Newbie-comments.

Hallo! Du (Marcus Brinkmann) hast geschrieben:
>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)?

maybe we should create an binary-all (and the complete
binary-hurd-i386 on alpha.gnu.org (or whatever)?

using alpha.gnu.org AND ftp.debian.org at the same time is
problematic with dpkg-ftp and apt...

>> * 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.

That looks good, i have to test all functions, but i think
that i can acknowledge that jove and slocate work on the hurd
without many changes.

Cord Beermann   cord@Wunder-Nett.org (Privat)
'I bought Win2000 last month, i've done my part of the story. BTW, since I
installed it, I didn't noticed even one crash.' - 'Turn it on.'
	-- gefunden in misc.invest.stocks

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