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Re: hurd does NOT need /hurd

On Sun, May 19, 2002 at 08:26:41PM -0500, Adam Heath wrote:
> On Mon, 20 May 2002, Wolfgang Jährling wrote:
> > Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org> wrote:
> > > On Mon, 20 May 2002, Wolfgang Jährling wrote:
> > > > $ settrans -ac node /path/to/binary/of/the/translator arguments
> > >
> > > translator -ac node arguments
> >
> > Changing some interfaces which should not change, this might in theory
> > work for active translators (duplicating the code of settrans in every
> > translator), but it does not make sense for passive translators.
> if ( intranslator mode )
> 	execv(setransc, $0, $@);
> How difficult can that be?

settrans is not limited to starting translators directly.  You can also
wrap them into other commands, like this:

$ settrans -ac ~/ftp /bin/sh -c "LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/lib/debug /hurd/ftpfs ftp.debian.org:/"


$ settrans -ac ~/ftp /bin/rpctrace -o /tmp/trace.log /hurd/ftpfs ftp.debian.org:/

both which are extremely useful.  I appreciate your suggestions, but we
are quite happy with the way settrans works.  Maybe I would appreciate
your efforts even more if they weren't motivated by eliminating a
useful directory, but by trying to improve on the Hurd's design or


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