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Wed, 9 Jul 2003 08:32:21 -0700
On Wed, Jul 09, 2003 at 09:59:53AM -0300, brunoacf wrote:
> Why did you discontinued the default installation software of Hurd in
> favour of crosshurd? Now we don't have a real installer anymore. What
> are the advantages of this move? I don't know, but it seems to be a
> step backwards.
The advantage of this move is that it recognises what has been true for
a while. Noone cares enough to keep a tarball up to date. The last
tarball update was 11 months ago, and so buggy you couldn't use it to
install without assisstance.
The tarball was never inteded as a 'real installer'. Philip's CDs fill
that role. They are still around and are in need of testers, fixers,
and purchasers *g*.
When the FSF gets around to fixing their hardware, I might be inclined
to setup automated tarball builds. Crosshurd is, for the most part,
already setup to do this. Filling a wishlist bug might encourage me to
finish adding this feature to crosshurd.
> For example, in my machine I don't have apt-get (I have slackware and
> FreeBSD). How do I install Hurd now?
As I mentioned in the emails, non-Debian users should generally just use
the install CDs. Some other folks have made tarballs of crosshurd that
apparently work. I have no experience with them, though.
Breathe into my hands, I'll cup them like a glass to drink from...
- Tattle Tale