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Re: Hurd F1 ISO and booting

On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 10:04:33AM -0400, Russell Francis wrote:
> 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.

This what apt-get does. When you type apt-get install <package> it downloads
the binary packages and installs it and with apt-get -b source <package> it
downloads the sources and build the package for you.

Jeroen Dekkers

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