[PATCH] Add support for GNU/Hurd

André Hentschel nerv at dawncrow.de
Fri Jan 3 08:35:14 CST 2014

Am 03.01.2014 12:32, schrieb Svante Signell:
> Hi,
> Currently wine-1.6.1 FTBFS on Debian GNU/Hurd, see
> https://buildd.debian.org/status/fetch.php?pkg=wine&arch=hurd-i386&ver=1.6.1-11&stamp=1388629359

This winterbreak i looked into this again, too. I was quite suprised that i had no problems with socket credentials, but it might still be a problem in other hurd distros.

> Attached is a patch enabling the build:
> - dlls/ntdll/directory.c: Define a character array on the heap of size
> 4096 instead of using PATH_MAX, which is not defined for GNU/Hurd. This
> approach was used in dlls/ntdll/file.c:server_get_unix_name() where an
> array of size 1024 was defined. In case this solution is not OK, a fixed
> size array on the stack could be used, or as a last resort adding
> #ifndef PATH_MAX; #define PATH_MAX 4096 to that file (not recommended,
> at least from a GNU/Hurd aspect).

I recently sent a patch for this and failed, problem is that you can't allocate memory inside an APC callback.
I think we should address this first before the other issues.

> - libs/wine/ldt.c: Add LDT support for GNU/Hurd
> - dlls/ntdll/signal_i386.c: Add i386 signal handling support for
> GNU/Hurd

The interesting part of these patches were made by Andrew Nguyen some years ago, i already contacted him some days ago to ask how he wants to proceed with this, no response yet.

> Applications tested so far (slow to start) include cmd, hostname, clock,
> winemine, wineconsole, notepad, wordpad and explorer.

These are winelib apps and a bad indicator for functionality. I tried PowerPointViewer here for this reason and it installs and runs.

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