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Debian GNU/Hurd
Debian GNU/Hurd
Debian GNU/Hurd running GNU Emacs on IceWM
DeveloperDebian Project
OS familyUnix-like
Working stateCurrent
Source modelFree
Initial releaseMay 21, 2013; 6 years ago (2013-05-21)[1]
Latest release2019 / July 7, 2019; 2 months ago (2019-07-07)[1]
Update methodAPT (several front-ends available)
Package managerdpkg
Kernel typeMicrokernel
Default user interfaceIceWM
LicenseFree software (mainly GPL).[2]Proprietary software in a separate (non-default) repository.[3]
Debian GNU/Hurd console startup and login

Debian GNU/Hurd is a flavor of the Debian operating system based on the Hurd microkernel, instead of more common Debian kernels such as Linux or FreeBSD.

Debian GNU/Hurd has been in development since 1998,[4] and made a formal release in May 2013, with 78% of the software packaged for Debian GNU/Linux ported to the GNU Hurd.[5] The Debian GNU/Hurd developers were hoping to be able to release it with Debian "Wheezy"[6][7] in 2013.[8] However, Hurd is not yet an official Debian release, and is maintained and developed as an unofficial port.

According to the GNU/Hurd compatibility guide, the current version is compatible with laptops but there is no PCMCIA support yet.[9]

As of 2019 Debian GNU/Hurd has several shortcomings. Among them are it is only offered for i386, it uses the ext2 filesystem, and DHCP does not work. The roadmap includes plans to migrate to ext4 filesystem. If using DHCP then the machine will hang during boot.

Debian GNU/Hurd is distributed as an installer CD (running the official Debian installer) or ready-to-run virtual disk image (Live CD, Live USB). The CD uses the IA-32 architecture, making it compatible with IA-32 and x86-64 PCs.

The current version of Debian GNU/Hurd is 2019, published in July 2019.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c "News about Debian GNU/Hurd". Archived from the original on 2017-09-29.
  2. ^ "License information". Debian. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Debian - Packages". Debian. See non-free repository
  4. ^ " is up!" (Mailing list). Retrieved 2009.
  5. ^ "A comparison between Debian GNU/hurd and Debuan Gnu/kFreeBSD". Archived from the original on 24 November 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "2011-q2 - GNU Hurd news". Retrieved 2011.
  7. ^ "Debian GNU/Hurd project page". Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ "2013-q2 - Debian news". Retrieved 2013.
  9. ^ The Linux documentation project. "Debian GNU/Hurd (hurd-i386)". Retrieved 2015.

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