Debian GNU/kFreeBSD thoughts?

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Mon Sep 11 15:14:28 MDT 2006


You mean there is a GNU/HURD ?  I thought that was slated for release
only with the Phantom Game Console, you know the one shipping with
Duke Nukem Forever?

On 9/11/06, Blake Barnett <shadoi at nanovoid.com> wrote:
>
> On Sep 11, 2006, at 2:07 PM, Lonnie Olson wrote:
>
> > A coworker of mine (Debian bigot) just showed me this strange project
> > coming from Debian[1].
> >
> > Essentially it is a Debian distro using the FreeBSD kernel instead of
> > Linux.  This confused the heck out of me.  I thought that was the
> > silliest thing to do.  I mean what's next?  A Hurd kernel, BSD
> > userland,
> > Gnu C library, with a Debian package set???  This goes way beyond the
> > "because I can" reasoning.
> >
>
> This is really an old idea.  One that RMS has been harping on since
> Linux became the least bit popular.  Linux is just a kernel.  In fact
> a project to run Debian on GNU/Hurd has been in the works for a LONG
> time.
>
> -Blake
>
>
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