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Re: Bug#318475: www.debian.org: $(HOME)/ports/hurd/hurd-install recommends to download upstream sources

On Thu, Jul 21, 2005 at 11:43:26PM -0500, David Moreno Garza wrote:
> > Either an explanation should be given (like specific version
> > requirements) or this download recommendation
> > (and manual install, see grub) should be replaced by the apropriate
> > 
> > apt-get install grub parted
> Well, this is, AFAIK, since there is no common lilo and parted packages
> for Hurd officially in Debian, right?

As far as I understand the text, lilo might not be able to boot the
Hurd, but since it is not mentioned in the text, I would not talk
about lilo at all.

For grub and parted, they are needed in the *first* OS, i.e., before
installation. Since this text is posted on www.debian.org, chances are
good that this is Debian GNU/Linux. And I would be suprised if either
grub or parted would not be available there.

> I only see one unstable package for hurd-i386 on
> http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?searchon=names&version=all&exact=1&keywords=parted
> ...for parted.

This is irrelevant, because this would only be relevant post-install,
but there parted is no longer a requirement.

> Can we close this bug?

Well, I think no, because at least the optional use of apt-get should
be documented here (it is later after Hurd-installation). Maybe both,
apt-get and the original download-site can be mentioned?


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