GNU Guix Package Manager Ported To GNU Hurd
Written by Michael Larabel in GNU on 20 August 2015 at 08:49 AM EDT. Add A Comment
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GNU Hurd now has a native package manager via the Guix package manager.

Guix is the package manager based on Nix and designed exclusively for free software and powering the GNU System. This summer via Google Summer of Code, Guix was ported to GNU Hurd. Guix on Hurd can now build a native final toolchain, build packages natively using the toolchain, and there's support for cross-building packages for the Hurd.

This porting of Guix to Hurd was carried out over the summer by student developer Manolis Ragkousis. While things are working now, there's still some patches to land and other items to address. Guix/Hurd fans wishing to learn more can read this mailing list message.

Unrelated to Guix, but if you missed it this summer I did post fresh Debian GNU/Hurd 2015 vs. GNU/Linux benchmarks.
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