Skinning in the Gingerbread Tutorial 2.49 Not Working For Me

I’m following the Gingerbread Man tutorial for 2.49 and the skinning isn’t working for me.
I can’t select all the armatures and the body, and make all the armatures light pink at the same time.

The result is that I can only parent one armature to the mesh
I confirmed that i can only pose the one armature with the resulting dotted line.


I think I figured out what I did wrong
I didn’t add>bones
I added>armature for the additional bones, beyond the first one.
It seems to be working so far.
I’ll be back if not.