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Re: Porting Debian Packages

From: Tanguy LE CARROUR
Subject: Re: Porting Debian Packages
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:20:24 +0100


Le mardi 17 janvier 2012, Svante Signell <svante.signell@telia.com> a écrit :
> On Tue, 2012-01-17 at 17:03 +0100, Tanguy LE CARROUR wrote:
>> Can I fix Hurd package build errors (simple ones like PATH_MAX) on a
>> Linux system?
> The best way to port packages using Linux is to install a Hurd image in
> a VM, like kvm or virtualbox. You need hardware support to get a
> reasonable speed. For more info see
> http://people.debian.org/~sthibault/hurd-i386/installer/cdimage/
> and the README.txt there!

Thanks for pointing me to this how-to. I've got a working Hurd in qemu-kvm but somehow I don't find it conveniant to "develop".
But, as fixing problems such as PATH_MAX is not Hurd specific, one could also fix it on a Linux system.

Does it make sense? Am I missing something important?

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