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system: Add 'hurd' field to <operating-system>.

* gnu/system.scm (<operating-system>)[hurd]: New field.
* doc/guix.texi (operating-system Reference): Document 'hurd'.
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Jan (janneke) Nieuwenhuizen 1 year ago
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      doc/guix.texi
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doc/guix.texi

@ -11484,9 +11484,21 @@ configuration (@pxref{Using the Configuration System}).
@table @asis
@item @code{kernel} (default: @code{linux-libre})
The package object of the operating system kernel to use@footnote{Currently
only the Linux-libre kernel is supported. In the future, it will be
possible to use the GNU@tie{}Hurd.}.
The package object of the operating system kernel to
use@footnote{Currently only the Linux-libre kernel is fully supported.
Using GNU@tie{}mach with the GNU@tie{}Hurd is experimental and only
available when building a virtual machine disk image.}.
@cindex hurd
@item @code{hurd} (default: @code{#f})
The package object of the hurd to be started by the kernel. When this
field is set, produce a GNU/Hurd operating system. In that case,
@code{kernel} must also be set to the @code{gnumach} package---the
microkernel the Hurd runs on.
@quotation Warning
This feature is experimental and only supported for disk images.
@end quotation
@item @code{kernel-loadable-modules} (default: '())
A list of objects (usually packages) to collect loadable kernel modules

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gnu/system.scm

@ -83,6 +83,7 @@
operating-system-packages
operating-system-host-name
operating-system-hosts-file
operating-system-hurd
operating-system-kernel
operating-system-kernel-file
operating-system-kernel-arguments
@ -187,6 +188,8 @@
(default '())) ; list of packages
(kernel-arguments operating-system-user-kernel-arguments
(default %default-kernel-arguments)) ; list of gexps/strings
(hurd operating-system-hurd
(default #f)) ; package
(bootloader operating-system-bootloader) ; <bootloader-configuration>
(label operating-system-label ; string
(thunked)

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