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Debian > Debian GNU > Debian GNU/Hurd


This page attempts to be a reference for all resources related to Debian GNU/Hurd that can be useful for users and developers. Feel free to add more stuff as you see fit.

"In a discussion with the Debian Hurd porters it was decided that the Hurd port stays on FTPMaster until Wheezy is released. Should they have managed to get the port into a state that it is released together with all the others (probably as a technology preview), it is kept in the archive. Should they not manage this the port will be removed from the main archive and move fully to debian-ports.org."1

What is Debian GNU/Hurd ?

Debian GNU/Hurd is an operating system from Debian, but which uses GNU Hurd, which a set of servers, running on top of the GNU Mach microkernel instead of the kernel named Linux (thus the name Debian GNU/Hurd). Some day, most applications will exist both in Debian GNU/Hurd and in Debian GNU/Linux.

Basic info

Goals for releasing in wheezy

  • buildd
    • security
    • DSA
  • Good archive coverage.
    • We're at 68%, kfreebsd is at 85%. Although probably not reachable, we can probably do better with
      • ghc6
      • gnat
  • proper dhcp support in installed system
    • use ifup/ifdown instead of translators entry?
  • debian-ports packages need to be integrated in the main archive.
    • bash
      • Only to fix a rare segfault, already accepted upstream
    • binutils
      • just the ELFOSABI issue, being fixed in glibc.
    • cardmgr-gnumach
      • wifi
    • clisp
    • console-driver-xkb
      • we'll probably just integrate it in the hurd package
    • cscope
    • ecl
    • exim4
      • fixed, to remove
    • gamin
    • gcc-4.4 gcc-4.6
    • gdb
    • ghc6
      • Difficult hang during build
    • gdm3
      • will be fixed in 3.0.4 (already in experimental)
    • gdm2deb
      • ruby 1.9 issue, this version drops support for it to get it installable
    • gopherfs
      • ITP: hurdextras?
    • grub2
      • decide on partition stuff, and submit
    • gst-plugins-bad0.10, gst-plugins-good0.10
      • fixed, to remove
    • gtest
      • /dev/fd/ issue
    • hdf5
    • hyperestraier
    • icon
    • ifupdown
    • isc-dhcp
    • lockdev
    • libdrm
      • This is just a stub. integrate in the main archive?
    • libusb
      • This is just a stub. integrate in the main archive?
    • mpi-defaults
    • netio
      • ITP: hurdextras?
    • parted
      • decide on partition stuff, and submit
    • pcsc-lite
    • pulseaudio
    • random-egd
      • ITP: hurdextras?
    • sane-backends-extras
    • screen
    • tarfs
      • ITP: hurdextras?
    • tcp-wrappers
      • waits for SA_SIGINFO
    • wireless-tools-gnumach
      • for wifi, probably not mandatory
    • xmlrpc-c
  • Be able to install from official mirror.
  • Integrate DDE to get nowadays' network support.
  • Get Xorg + gnome/kde + some webbrowser working.
  • Fix ext2fs uncleanness at reboot http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/open_issues/sync_but_still_unclean_filesystem.html

  • Switch to plain sysv startup?

Developer info


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  1. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/03/msg00015.html - Debian pushes development of the Hurd port (1)