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"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"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



Make sure to use the same path in the host and in the target for the compilation.

For the triplet, use i386-unknown-gnu. Better cross-build from an i386 host.

Don't use perl boot: the package is already "booted".

After having run make in the host, fix the offsets in ./libraries/unix/dist-install/build/System/Posix/Files.hs, they are bogus, use instead:

And then run make again, and proceed with copying to the target.

Goals for later

Developer info


  1. - Debian pushes development of the Hurd port (1)