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Re: Debian Hurd package

On Sat, Oct 11, 2003 at 02:50:16PM +0200, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    Upstream is the most important from my POV.  I agree that the
>    Debian package needs some special attention. :)
> Is anyone working on getting the buildd working again (Jeff?)?  Cause
> it is kinda silly to have a working Debian package that isn't getting
> built so that people can actually use it.

The buildd is only for packages that are not uploaded as 'hurd-i386' or
'all', so the hurd package itself is not affected by the outage.

> As Marcus said, dialog boxes are evil.  Instead a less intrusive way
> of getting more testers is to make it easy to start the new console.
> For example, the Debian package for the Hurd could setup /etc/ttys and
> /dev/vcs, maybe install some fonts.  Then a user only has to run
> "console -d vga -d pc_kbd /dev/vcs" to be able to get the new console
> up and running; you could even make a script for the really lazy
> people called console-run. :-)



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