|author||Samuel Thibault <email@example.com>||2015-05-02 15:02:35 +0200|
|committer||Samuel Thibault <firstname.lastname@example.org>||2015-05-02 15:02:39 +0200|
advise to patch debian packages instead of building from upstream
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@@ -71,6 +71,12 @@ listed there, you won't be able to significantly contribute to the Hurd.
You can also have a look at the
[starting guide talk](https://fosdem.org/2015/schedule/event/hurd/).
+In terms of building and hacking on software, the easiest way to avoid having to
+understand the whole picture from the start is install the Debian distribution,
+and patch over the Debian source code. Installing from upstream source is much
+more complexe since you would need to know which piece fits where. Building and
+installing patched packages is much more simple.
For more reading resources, please see these web pages, for example,
[[Mach_documentation|microkernel/mach/documentation]] for links to a bunch of