This page reports known Hurd-specific bugs, quirks and corresponding solutions and workarounds with Debian GNU/Hurd package installation and working.
You must set up the random device first.
Observed with GTK programs like xchat, synaptic, inkscape. It is an issue with libpthread that (as of 04 Feb 2007) is still unresolved. Sorry.
This is related to issues in Pango.
- Install pango-dev package
Run as root:
pango-querymodules > /etc/pango/pango.modules