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GNU Hurd

Project GNU's replacement for the Unix kernel

The Hurd is the kernel for the GNU system, a replacement and augmentation of standard Unix kernels.

It is a collection of protocols for system interaction (file systems, networks, authentication), and servers implementing them. Subprojects include Mach, the microkernel on which the Hurd is based, which provides a basic inter-process communication mechanism, and MIG, an interface generator for Mach.


User reference manual available in HTML, PostScript, and TexInfo formats from https://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/hurd/documentation.html

"IRC [irc:irc.freenode.net/#hurd irc:irc.freenode.net/#hurd] " IRC general channel
[irc:irc.freenode.net/#hurd irc:irc.freenode.net/#hurd]

Heckert gnu.small.png This is a GNU package:hurd


Download version 0.9 (testing)
released on 18 December 2016

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LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey8 August 2001

Leaders and contributors

Mark Ketteris Contributor
Thomas Schwinge Maintainer
Okuji Yoshinori Contributor
Samuel Thibault Maintainer
Marcus Brinkmann Maintainer
Roland McGrath Maintainer
Jeff Bailey Contributor

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttps://www.gnu.org/software/hurd/source_repositories.html
DeveloperVCS Repository Webviewhttp://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/hurd
Bug TrackingE-mailmailto:bug-hurd@gnu.org
Bug reportsMailing List Subscribehttps://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-hurd

Software prerequisites

Required to usemach
Required to usemig
Required to buildglibc
Required to buildgcc

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 19 December 2016.


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