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Old 12-04-2005, 02:45 AM   #1
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Has anyone played with Hurd lately?

I recently installed Hurd on a spare partition on one of my systems and it seemed to go reasonably smoothly. I was just curious if anyone had played around with it recently or was actually using it to do anything useful. I read quite a lot about Mach's design in Uresh Vahalia's book Unix Internals and it seems like an interesting system to play around with.

One thing I have noticed is that the network seems quite slow (perhaps as a result of the m,icrokernel in general being slow) and I was wondering if anyone else noticed the same.
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What distro are you running hurd on?
from this interview there have successfully loaded only one program.
Debian are supporting it,perhaps thats the distro you are using.
Old 12-11-2005, 11:49 PM   #3
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Yep, I was using Debian Hurd. From the Debian site, they have many of their packages ported over to Hurd. It wadn't terribly stable, though, I managed to freeze it up a couple times. But it seemed to by in large woek.
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Haha. So I found some HURD users. Yes, the network can be slow at times, but what's worse, there is still no DHCP.


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