This page reports known Hurd-specific bugs, quirks and corresponding solutions and workarounds with Debian GNU/Hurd package installation and working.

SSH not working

You must set up the random device first.

An X package hangs at startup without error messages

Observed with GTK programs like xchat, synaptic, inkscape. It is an issue with libpthread that (as of 04 Feb 2007) is still unresolved. Sorry.

Borked fonts on GTK app

This is related to issues in Pango.

  • Install pango-dev package
  • Run as root:

    pango-querymodules > /etc/pango/pango.modules