Re: Using apt-get with a PPP connection
>>>>> "LP" == Laurent Pelecq <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
LP> I'm interested in any simpler method. This one requires to boot
LP> on Linux first and reboot again on the Hurd.
If you can't access the network from the Hurd, I doubt you can upgrade
from network without rebooting to another system. :-)
LP> First, I download packages in my user account on a Debian
LP> GNU/Linux install (see apt config below). Before running apt-get
LP> I copy the var/dpkg/status of the Hurd to my user account.
I use a very similar method. However, I don't do any copying, I simply
mount my Hurd partition on /mnt/gnu and use the following apt.conf on
GNU/Linux for downloading the Hurd packages:
In theory, you could use apt with the default apt.conf on the Hurd to
install the downloaded packages instead of installing them "manually"
via dpkg. But IIRC last time I checked I couldn't run apt on the Hurd.
It's amazing how much better you feel once you've given up hope.