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Re: Best Hurd installation?

From: Michael Banck
Subject: Re: Best Hurd installation?
Date: Sat, 17 Jul 2004 11:01:28 +0200
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On Sat, Jul 17, 2004 at 12:01:43AM -0400, Rian Hunter wrote:
> what's the best way of installing a working Hurd system these days?
> best = latest binaries.

As you are talking about binaries, I guess you mean Debian GNU/Hurd.

Well, as long as you have networking going (or at least a networked
GNU/Linux installation on the same box), you can install with about
any method (ISO, tarball, crosshurd) and upgrade from there. 
> i used to use the crosshurd package, but i remember someone saying on
> teh lists that it was getting outdated 

No, the tarballs generated from it get outdated. Crosshurd breaks from
time to time, but it works pretty well right now and it seems there is
attention drawn towards it.

> and also i read somewhere on debian that they were unifying the
> crosshurd to be a cross-everything package. if crosshurd is still
> adequate i wouldn't mind using that.

This is the plan, but it has not been executed yet.


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