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== Introduction ==
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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.
Currently we don't have anything but an idea, some people crazy enough to like the idea, and the promise of some PKGBUILDs and a working cross compiler. Sorry.
== Stage 1 - Cross-compiler ==
Staying consistent with Arch, the target we will build for is i686-pc-gnu.  Sources for Hurd components are obtained from their [http://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd/ git] repo.
Build order (from [http://nic-nac-project.de/~schwinge/tmp/cross-gnu here]):
* binutils
* gcc (pass 1)
* mach
* mig
* hurd
* glibc (pass 1)
* libpthread
* gcc (pass 2)
* glibc (pass 2)
As script to generate a cross compile environment is available [http://allanmcrae.com/scripts/crosshurd.sh here].  Currently this uses binutils-2.19.1, gcc-4.1.2, glibc-2.7 and is built for i586-pc-gnu.
== Stage 2 - Cross-compile a bootable system ==
A minimal bootable GNU system requires (at least) these packages...
* gnumach-headers
* hurd-headers
* glibc
* gnumach
* hurd
* coreutils
* bash
* (grub)
== Stage 3 - Natively build packages ==
* get makepkg/pacman working
* build packages
* make install CD
* party!
== Ideas ==
Just what makes something Arch-like? Add ideas to this list.
* pacman/makepkg for package management
* Some form of ABS tree (in git/svn/cvs/whatever to allow easy package rollbacks, perhaps?)
* Something like the /etc/rc.conf file (anybody know anything about the Hurd boot process?)
* optimization - build for i686.
== Repositories ==
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.
If I set up a git repo for the ABS tree, a packaging mailing list, and repositories (core/extra should do in the beginning, I imagine), I could give volunteers access to those so we could make progress.
== Links ==
[http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=682472 The forum thread]
[http://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/ Hurd project homepage, contains useful info/links]
[http://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/ Debian GNU/Hurd]
[http://trac.cross-lfs.org/ Cross Linux From Scratch]
[http://fondriest.frederic.free.fr/hurd/GNU_HURD%20from%20scratch.html Hurd From Scratch - Non-English]

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