Re: Debootstrap on GNU/Hurd Status
On Wed, Apr 16, 2003 at 02:29:34PM +0200, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
> tar doesn't support translator settings, but it should. When tar does, we
> can have a tar file as well. Until then, it must be done with MAKEDEV.
Has anyone taken the time to figure out how this would fit into the
existing tar format?
> I ported sysvinit a couple of years ago, and the old and out of date patch
> is in the Debian BTS. It never got any official acknowledgement of any
> type. Privately, I got a reply that the package should be split into an
> (source-wise) architecture independent base package with the programs, and
> an architecture dependent package for the init scripts. That never happened.
> For the Hurd, we want a better init system than sysvinit (Wolfgang seems to
> work on one), but that doesn't exist yet.
I'd like to see us use sysvinit for Debian. I agree that the GNU system
will need a better init system, though.
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