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RE: Hurd F1 ISO and booting

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Russell Francis [mailto:frussell@p1.cs.ohiou.edu]
> Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2001 4:05 PM
> To: Andreas L. Gustafsson
> Cc: Robert Bihlmeyer; debian-hurd@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: Hurd F1 ISO and booting
> > > > Seriously, I do think that to make Hurd more popular 
> and more widely used
> > > > we need to move away from the .deb way only as fast as possible.
> > > 
> > > What Farid said: nobody stops anybody from doing things 
> differently.
> > 
> > Nope, and if I learn how to do it, I might try.
> > 
> > 
> > No, I don't think there are anything "wrong" with dpkg, but 
> I have a hard
> > time getting used to it. Since I know think might not be 
> the best forum
> > (are there another at all?) I asked for any sources of 
> information to be
> > mailed to me, thus not cluttering up this list.
> > 
> > > BTW, your popularity argument has a serious flaw: the 
> most common way
> > > to distribute software is not "rpm", but "zip"/"exe".
> > 
> > I think you are right. What I should have said was "in the 
> 'Open Source'
> > movement, probably the most popular packaging system is 
> rpm's. In order to
> > infiltrate the minds of all those Linux fans, wouldn't a 
> Hurd distro based
> > on rpm be a nice idea for getting more of those people 
> involved? Please
> > mail me any thought about this, I'd like to find out how to do it."
> > 
> > I have a hard time writing what I mean sometimes.
> > 
> > /andreas
> I am rather new to the list but, if you are thinking of new ways to 
> package and distribute a shiny new Hurd system I have a suggestion.
> I used to use FreeBSD and I absolutely loved the ports collection!  
> You simply change to the directory of the program you want and type 
> make install.  It fetches the source, builds it and installs it.  It 
> was by far the easiest system to maintain ever.  I think the
> Hurd could benefit a great deal from a system much like the BSD ports
> collection.
> -Russ
I guess you are less new on this list than I am, and I am using 
Outlook to post this, but
I am using Debian GNU/Linux at home and I absolutely love apt-get ;)
You simply su and type apt-get install <<pkgname>>. It fetches the
package from whatever place you configured it to and installs it. Is this
harder to maintain? (I know there is an rpm-based apt-get, but its
native language is .deb)


Has there already been a packager war?

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