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Re: Hurd F1 ISO and booting

On Wed, 2 May 2001, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

> On Wed, May 02, 2001 at 09:12:26AM +0200, Andreas L. Gustafsson wrote:
> > But of course not! It's never easy to start a new distrobution. I just
> > found the idea interesting. I don't know .deb but I know rpm and Solaris
> > pkgadd and I'd like to use them. If someone else hav had the same thought,
> > please send me a letter. I'll not hinder or bother you. I just wanted to
> > try to find someone who felt it was a good idea. If nobode has done any
> > work to try to pu together a Hurd distro based on e.g. rpm then I think it
> > should be done, and I'm ready to start lokking into it as soon I know more
> > about the Hurd.
> First step is to port the Debian package of rpm and check if cpio and alien
> do work on the Hurd (they should).

Port the Debian package of rpm? Wouldn't just compile rpm from sources and
making that work be the most portable way? Or am I missing something
important now?

BTW, I don't think I've ever heard of 'alien' what is that?


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