GNU Free System Distribution Guidelines (GNU FSDG)
The Free Software Foundation can't recommend Debian GNU/Hurd or the Arch distribution; we must suppose that they don't meet our freedom standards any more than Debian GNU/Linux and the Arch distribution based on the Linux kernel do. Likewise we have not evaluated other GNU/Hurd distributions in regard to ethical criteria. Please visit http://www.gnu.org/distros/free-system-distribution-guidelines.html to learn what those standards are.
Working distributions of GNU/Hurd:
GNU/Hurd distributions in early stages of development:
Defunct GNU/Hurd distributions:
- Bee GNU/Hurd. Castellano distribution, pkgsrc package based.
Unofficial port to Gentoo and the portage system. It was announced March 17, 2003 in the Gentoo forums, but development stopped at some point.
IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-01-15:
<WhiteKIBA> we are trying to revive Gentoo/hurd <WhiteKIBA> we are using debian as a start <WhiteKIBA> we installed portage on debian and are now bootstrapping the system into a folder <WhiteKIBA> except glibc everything seems fine <_d3f> braunr: http://wiki.rout0r.org/index.php/Gentoo/Hurd/en - if you want to know more.
IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-02-01:
<WhiteKIBA> natsukao: http://wiki.rout0r.org/index.php/Gentoo/Hurd/en I am working on it <WhiteKIBA> if i can get glibc to compile correctly i can create a stage3 but at the moment it fails
IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2013-02-02:
<alexxy> WhiteKIBA: you may be interested in my try to run gentoo/hurd <alexxy> WhiteKIBA: http://omrb.pnpi.spb.ru/gitweb/?p=gentoo/hurd.git;a=summary
Debian after install instructions are a must-read to prepare an usable system.
Package troubleshooting reports known bugs, quirks and workarounds about getting applications to work (if possible).
- Savannah is a CVS & Bug system evolved from a free version of the code that powers sourceforge.net. It has forked and been slightly modified for use by FSF, GNU and non-GNU projects. Actual Development takes place here. There is also a help wanted list.
- guidelines FAQ
- What does it take to move a piece of Debian packaged software to the GNU/Hurd port?