On 2010-11-28, Austin English contacted us, stating that he's working on porting Wine to the GNU/Hurd.
It is not yet clear how difficult this is going to be, what sort of requirements Wine has: only libc / POSIX / etc., or if there are advanced things like system call trapping involved, too.
Samuel suspects that there's some need for LDT table allocation. There is kernel support for this, however.
IRC, freenode, #hurd, 2011-08-11
< arethusa> I've been trying to make Wine work inside a Debian GNU/Hurd VM, and to that end, I've successfully compiled the latest sources from Git after installing the libc (devel) packages from experimental and personally patching Wine with http://pastebin.com/rg6dx09G
< arethusa> my question is, when trying to launch Wine, I'm seeing "wine client error:0: sendmsg: (os/kern) invalid address" from the client side, whereas the wineserver seems to be starting and running correctly, how could I debug this issue further? using rpctrace doesn't seem to help, as the trace just hangs when run on the Wine loader instead of yielding insight < kilobug> arethusa: isn't there a wine debuguer that can start a gdb when wine encounters an error or something like that ? < arethusa> it's too early for that < kilobug> or least give you a full traceback of the wine code where the error occur ? < arethusa> the error is happening during initial connect to the wineserver, in dlls/ntdll/server.c < arethusa> but that doesn't help me figure out why sendmsg would error out in this way < arethusa> http://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git/blob/HEAD:/dlls/ntdll/server.c#l361 < azeem_> arethusa: probably some of the msghdr entries are not supported by the Hurd's glib < azeem_> c < pinotree> haha, socket credentials, which we don't support yet < azeem_> yep < pinotree> youpi: ↑ another case ;) < azeem_> arethusa: just implement those and it should work < kilobug> in pflocal ? or glibc ? < pinotree> pflocal < arethusa> azeem_: hmm, okay, thanks < pinotree> arethusa: their lack is a known issue, and makes things like dbus and gamin not work < arethusa> it's https://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/open_issues/sendmsg_scm_creds.html and related links I assume?
< youpi> yes < pinotree> (but that patch is lame)