The purpose of this page is to demonstrate that kfreebsd-i386 meets the architecture recertification criteria for etch.

If some of these requirements are irrelevant or implausible for the port, please add a waiver request indicating why and how this isn't a problem for the arch in bold.


The architecture is publicly available without NDAs via:

  1. http://www.ibm.com/

  2. http://www.hp.com/

  3. http://www.dell.com/

  4. etc ad nauseam

Developer machines

The following machines are available to developers:

  1. io.debian.net - maintained by Aurelien Jarno and Gürkan Sengün, connectivity by ETH Zürich, Department of Physics.

  2. friki.frikazos.com - maintained by Hector Garcia (access on request).

Port maintainers

The Debian port is maintained by the following developers, who are familiar with arch-specific issues for this port

  1. Robert Millan
  2. GuillemJover (Debian Developer)

  3. Aurelien Jarno (Debian Developer)
  4. Petr Salinger

NOTE: We need at least 5 people listed here. You don't need permission from anyone; if you think you should be listed, just add yourself.


As of 2006/03/21:

The port is being actively used at the following sites:

  1. io.debian.net, with 51 users (check dynamic user counter).

  2. friki.frikazos.com, with 12 users.

The following lists of users are available:

  1. http://buildd.net/cgi/archvote.phtml, lists 28 users.

  2. Debian_GNU/kFreeBSD_userlist, lists 12 users (This list is deprecated in favour of the previous one, and currently has no duplicates.).

  3. Popcon, lists 15 users.

Note that the following combinations sum up 50 or more users:

  - io + buildd.net
  - io + popcon
  - buildd.net + wiki + popcon


Debian-Installer is not ported yet. A hacked version of FreeBSD installer is currently used.

Upstream support

Upstream support is provided by:

(note: i386 support is assumed. below we're talking about support of glibc and kfreebsd with each other, and support of the combination by the other components)

Archive coverage and Autobuilder support

Archive cleanliness

The port builds from unmodified Debian source.

(Except a few packages that are provided separately in a third-party archive.)


The following machines run buildds for the port:


The security team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:

The Debian admin team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture:

The release team have noted the following problems in supporting the architecture: