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Re: Debian GNU/Hurd 2019 released!

Hi Jeffrey,

Jeffrey Walton <noloader@gmail.com> writes:

> 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
>> (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,
>> 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.
> 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.

The reason for ext2 is that this is not just an ordinary ext2, but one
which supports setting passive Hurd translators on nodes (started on
access to the filesystem node).

See http://darnassus.sceen.net/~hurd-web/hurd/translator/ext2fs/hurd-specific_extensions/

Best wishes,
Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein
ohne es zu merken

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