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Sat, 13 Jul 2002 23:43:05 -0400
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Roy Falk <email@example.com> writes:
> Installed the HURD over the past week from the debian cd, and I have to say
> it was a breeze. (Tornado, demolishing houses and partitions...)
> I do have some problems and questions:
> 1. I am missing mouse,kbd and eth0.
> Obviously the following won't work without them:
> settrans -c /dev/kbd /hurd/kbd
> settrans -c /dev/mouse /hurd/mouse
> settrans -c /dev/eth0 /hurd/eth?
> I'm basically stumped here.
Do you have the installation manual?
Are you missing the files /hurd/kbd /hurd/mouse /hurd/pfinet ? If so
then, I can't remember, but at least one iteration of the CD's seemed
to be missing some of these(mouse,kbd), IIRC, but had pfinet. If you
have network access you may want to download (I can't speak to the
state of the latest CD's others may help you with them, as I haven't
used them, sorry, :-(
This is a mirror of alpha.gnu.org, which seems to be temporarily
Neal Walfield's installation guide is the clearest most complete
installation reference currently, in case you haven't found that.
> 2. I am beginning to suspect the installation did not install GCC and other
> amenities. I am familiar with RPMs. I would appreciate pointers and links to
> the relevant documents - Should I read the debian manual?
As a quick start, the command(s) apt-*
for higher level auto download and configuration.
(assumes that /etc/apt/sources.list points to the valid hurd archives
see: installing more packages in the installation guide)
apt-get update # download the latest package list
apt-get install package
apt-get remove package
apt-cache search string
apt-cache show package
for individual package installation, configuration, removal:
dpkg --help # for more information and the debian docs
> 3. "Upgrading" the Hurd
> How outdated is the binary installation compared to the source. I
> have D/L the source (hurd.tgz) from the alpha server. Should I
> upgrade? Will this help with question # 1?
Once you are using apt-get upgrade you will have both source and
packages pretty much synchronized, modulo update times on servers.
> 4. C++ - Is there any reason C++ won't work in hurd. I am much more
> familiar with it. (I'd say yes myself, but I could easily be wrong)
C++ itself should work. Specific libraries may not have been ported,
but gcc3.1(libstdc++4.x) should be installable and work.
> Stupid git question
> 5. How do I subscribe to this mailing list. Usually there's some mechanism...
> (For now, I'll read the response in the archive)
Answered your own question see below:
> Help-hurd mailing list
Hope springs eternal!
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- Installation, Roy Falk, 2002/07/13
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