Debian GNU/Linux upgrade to Debian GNU/Hurd???

Debian GNU/Linux upgrade to Debian GNU/Hurd???

Post by Kim Taewo » Tue, 15 Aug 2000 04:00:00

is it possible?
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Debian GNU/Linux upgrade to Debian GNU/Hurd???

Post by Christopher Brow » Tue, 15 Aug 2000 04:00:00

Centuries ago, Nostradamus foresaw a time when Kim Taewoo would say:

Quote:>is it possible?

... As there are a lot of packages available for Linux that are not
available for Hurd, this could be argued to be a "downgrade,"
particularly if you found that you had to remove packages in the
process of your install.

I don't think it would be meaningful to try to "upgrade" a system
in this manner as programs and libraries would need to be
substantially all replaced with Hurd-compiled versions.

One of the suggested ways of installing Hurd _is_ to start with
a Debian/Linux system, and then install Hurd on some "fresh"
partitions.  But that isn't sensibly called an "upgrade."

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