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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 unofficial ports."1
What is Debian GNU/Hurd ?
Debian GNU/Hurd is an operating system from Debian, but which uses GNU Hurd, which is 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.
- Installation and testing:
- This is the prefered method of install.
Pre-build image files (*.img.*) at http://people.debian.org/~sthibault/hurd-i386/
TheHurd page. (Merge?)
IRC channel: http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/irc.html
Goals for releasing in jessie
This is on a separate page:
Goals for later
- IPv6 support in d-i (after it is settled for linux).
upgrade libfuse compatibility to >= 2.6.5, with fuse_lowlevel.h, http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/libfuse.html
- add cpuid-based autoloading of libc0.3-i686
- add autoloading of libc0.3-xen
Packages in debian-ports
Packages marked with need to be integrated in the main archive.
- (hurd-any) cardmgr-gnumach
- wifi, can live without
- build fixes
- Fixed upstream
- No change, just built against fixed samba
- TOREMOVE: iceweasel
- build fix, TODO: submit
- build with patched tdb
- patched to use PCI arbiter
Drop consolekit dependency 924358
- TOREMOVE: lwip
- Hack around PATH_MAX
- Ship ntpdate at least.
- fix ifconfig usage
- patched to use PCI arbiter
Drop consolekit dependency 918446
- (hurd-any) random-egd
- make it an alternative to Marcus' C implementation
- can live without
- can postpone
- TODO: submit patch for faketime usage
- (hurd-any) util-hurd
- (hurd-any) wireless-tools-gnumach
- just for wifi, can live without
- DD-accessible machines running GNU/Hurd:
hurd-i386: see ArchiveQualification/hurd-i386
Patches that are only needed for Debian (either because they're fixed-upstream, or because of their Debian-specific nature)
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2011/03/msg00015.html - Debian pushes development of the Hurd port (1)