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Re: Debian GNU/Hurd 2019 released!

On Sat, Jul 6, 2019 at 7:57 PM Samuel Thibault <sthibault@debian.org> wrote:
> It is with huge pleasure that the Debian GNU/Hurd team announces the
> release of Debian GNU/Hurd 2019.  This is a snapshot of Debian "sid" at
> the time of the stable Debian "stretch" release (July 2019), so it is
> mostly based on the same sources.  It is not an official Debian release,
> but it is an official Debian GNU/Hurd port release.
> The installation ISO images can be downloaded from cdimage
> (https://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/ports/10.0/hurd-i386/)
> in the usual three Debian flavors: NETINST, CD, or DVD. Besides the
> friendly Debian installer, a pre-installed disk image is also available,
> making it even easier to try Debian GNU/Hurd. The easiest way to run it
> is inside a VM such as qemu
> (https://www.debian.org/ports/hurd/hurd-install)
> Debian GNU/Hurd is currently available for the i386 architecture with
> about 80% of the Debian archive, and more to come!


A couple feedback items from an install....

  1. The installer uses ext2.
  2. /hurd/random: failed to read random seed file
  3. Xcfe desktop has some gaps

Regarding (1), ext2 seems a bit unusual in 2019, but it may be a
design decision. It may be worth noting ext4 is a journaled file
system and ext2 is not.

Regarding (2), will this affect my SSH machine keys? Will I be in weak
key territory?

Regarding (3), Hurd still hangs around when attempting to get a DHCP
address. This problem was present in the last version of Hurd. I
installed the new version of Hurd in hopes of clearing the problem.

Also see (1) https://postimg.cc/xqPyzQRY and (3)
https://postimg.cc/yksJ0SNr. (Sorry about the spam).


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