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== Introduction ==
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[[Category:Kernel]]
The Arch Hurd Project is, unsurprisingly, a project to get a working Arch system running on GNU/Hurd. This page will, at some point, tell you how you too, can get an Arch Hurd system. Maybe we'll even set up repositories and suchlike, even a website if this thing takes off.
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[http://www.archhurd.org The Arch Hurd Project] is a port of Arch Linux to the GNU Hurd platform. It was founded on 2010-01-04 by Michael Walker (Barrucadu) and, with input from a variety of people including Allan McRae (allan), Matthias Lanzinger (melpo), and Alexander Preisinger (giselher), the project has made excellent process (as of 2010-08-24). The Hurd is GNU's quest for the perfect free software kernel and despite that, unfortunately, is quite often neglected, even by GNU developers themselves - as can be seen by the extensive number of patches on important packages (such as glibc) in the repositories. The Hurd is a microkernel running a collection of servers which implement the rest of the functionality of a Unix kernel.
  
Currently we don't have anything but an idea, some people crazy enough to like the idea, and the promise of some PKGBUILDs. Sorry.
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Despite having no SATA, USB, PCMCIA or sound support, Arch Hurd has gained a small following of interested users and hackers, and continues to accelerate in development (a trend which may decline with the start of the next academic year).
  
== Ideas ==
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== Try Arch Hurd ==
Just what makes something Arch-like? Add ideas to this list.
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* pacman/makepkg for package management
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There is a livecd available on the Arch Hurd website, which you can use to install or try Arch Hurd. Note that you will not be able to boot from a SATA CD/DVD drive.
* Some form of ABS tree (in git/svn/cvs/whatever to allow easy package rollbacks, perhaps?)
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* Something like the /etc/rc.conf file (anybody know anything about the Hurd boot process?)
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== Repositories ==
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==Community==
I (Barrucadu) have a tonne of spare space/bandwidth on my Dreamhost account, so when this gets rolling if people want to volunteer to port/maintain packages they use, the repositories can live on there.
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== Links ==
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We have a variety of ways for you to get involved or simply keep up to date with developments
[http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=682472 The forum thread]
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* [http://lists.archhurd.org Mailing lists]
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* #archhurd on Freenode

Revision as of 02:58, 16 December 2012

The Arch Hurd Project is a port of Arch Linux to the GNU Hurd platform. It was founded on 2010-01-04 by Michael Walker (Barrucadu) and, with input from a variety of people including Allan McRae (allan), Matthias Lanzinger (melpo), and Alexander Preisinger (giselher), the project has made excellent process (as of 2010-08-24). The Hurd is GNU's quest for the perfect free software kernel and despite that, unfortunately, is quite often neglected, even by GNU developers themselves - as can be seen by the extensive number of patches on important packages (such as glibc) in the repositories. The Hurd is a microkernel running a collection of servers which implement the rest of the functionality of a Unix kernel.

Despite having no SATA, USB, PCMCIA or sound support, Arch Hurd has gained a small following of interested users and hackers, and continues to accelerate in development (a trend which may decline with the start of the next academic year).

Try Arch Hurd

There is a livecd available on the Arch Hurd website, which you can use to install or try Arch Hurd. Note that you will not be able to boot from a SATA CD/DVD drive.

Community

We have a variety of ways for you to get involved or simply keep up to date with developments