H2 disks, simple dselect problem
After several years delay, I have ventured into Hurd country.
Starting with the H2 disks images, I have
-- cross installed a hurd using a baseHurd.tgz
-- set up Grub, and rebooted into the Hurd
-- run initial-install, rebooted, and run initial-install again
-- copied the hurd-H2-CD1.iso into a hard disk partition, and mounted it
settrans /cdrom /hurd/isofs -r /dev/hd0s3
so far all is good. Then I boot up into non-single user mode,
and start dselect
Choose from an already Mounted partition
then dselect asks:
>> In order to make it easy for me to find the relevant files I'd
>> ideally like to install from a straightforward copy of the Debian
>> distribution. To use this I'll need to know where the top level of
>> that copy of the distribution is (eg. 'debian/dists/stable') - this
>> directory usually contains the Packages-Master file.
>> If you do not have a straightforward copy of the distribution available
>> just answer `none' and we'll go through the parts I need individually.
>> Distribution top level ? [none]
To which I answer
So dselect observes:
>> `/cd1-iso/debian/dists/stable/main/binary-hurd-i386' does not
>> contain any *.deb packages. Hmmpf.
which is true, but confuses me.
/cd1-iso/debian/dists/stable/main/binary-hurd-i386 does exist, and includes
a Packages.gz, which then points to .deb files like
which exist also.
I have played various tunes with answers to the subsequent questions,
but without success. Ultimately dselect gives me a list of packages to
choose from, but they are packages installed by the original baseHurd.tgz.
So my questions are:
1. Should I be able to use dselect to install compilers and other
useful things? Have I got a wrong dselect?
2. Can anyone offer a hint on the next step forward? My hurd is yet to speak
Ethernet, so cannot yet be pointed directly at Ftp sites.
I admit to being a very new to the whole debian world, though have
been a modest user of Linux for several years.
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