Re: A couple of quick questions
On Thu, Feb 08, 2001 at 10:16:31AM -0500, Jamie Gennis wrote:
> I'm trying to set up my system so that I can start playing around with
> the hurd source. I've successfully compiled gnumach, but I can't seem
> to get hurd to compile because I don't have cthread.h. I would have
> thought it would either be part of libc or as a separate library, but
> I can't find either. btw... why is the libc package called libc0.2?
> Is it different from glibc?
It's a different soname, that's all.
I wonder how people manage to install gc without also instaling libc0.2-dev,
gnumach-dev and hurd-dev. Looking at the dependencies, this should not be
possible. Are you using --force-depends or so? You definitely need those
> Also... I can't seem to find the debconf package, which is required
> by many packages. In a post last month Marcus said he was uploading
> it, so perhaps there is some secret .deb stash somewhere? Or was it
> just taken out for some reason? I've just been using
> ftp.us.debian.org (I've gotten very good at typing cd
> debian/dists/sid/main/binary-hurd-i386 thanks to that pesky select
Maybe it got lost, or I never uploaded it. I forgot what happened.
Currently I don't have time to work on Debian, for at least another week,
so if someone else (Debian maintainer) could take care of that, that would
> Also... I read somewhere that the best place to start learning the
> hurd/gnumach internals is with the gnumach ipc. Is there some
> documentation on this somewhere, or should I just dive into the
There is the gnumach kernel principles, and the server writer. A little bit
of reading in there will help a lot.