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Re: Packages needing to be tested

On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 02:09:15PM -0500, Neal H Walfield wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 06, 2000 at 06:07:59PM +0100, Cord Beermann wrote:
> > Hallo! Du (Neal H Walfield) hast geschrieben:
> > 
> > >So, take a look and try to give one build:
> > >
> > ># apt-get source --compile package
> > 
> > if i understand correctly: Marcus has pulled the hacked apt for
> > the hurd from the archives, so we have to convert back to the old
> > ftp-method... :-/ (no offense)
> If you look at the time stamps, his message was an hour or two after
> mine.
> > * slocate 
> > compiles without any problem, but it wants /etc/mtab. i changed
> > that to /etc/fstab and as far as i can see it works...
> If you are feeling inspired, you could write an mtab translator.
> This should not be hard to write, the question is what to include in mtab.
> My feelings on this are any file filesystem in /etc/fstab that is mounted
> should be listed (either started or not), however, what is involved in
> determining what is mounted is another can of worms (think cdrom, etc.).

Maybe translators should register with with /etc/mtab like processes
do with proc. ext2fs would register with /etc/mtab, so would ufs,
but filesystems like ftpfs and tarfs (whenever that's done) may not.


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