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Re: Porting Debian Packages

From: Samuel Thibault
Subject: Re: Porting Debian Packages
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:30:09 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21+34 (58baf7c9f32f) (2010-12-30)

Tanguy LE CARROUR, le Tue 17 Jan 2012 21:20:24 +0100, a écrit :
> 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".

I usually telnet into my vm, it's more convenient that typing into the
qemu window.

> But, as fixing problems such as PATH_MAX is not Hurd specific, one could also
> fix it on a Linux system.

PATH_MAX issues can be worked on on Linux, yes. But a test is needed on
Hurd afterwards, in case some other, non-PATH_MAX issues remain.


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