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Re: Your daily GNU ISO in one click!

From: Brian Gough
Subject: Re: Your daily GNU ISO in one click!
Date: Sun, 09 May 2010 10:11:52 -0400
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At Mon, 03 May 2010 18:49:54 +0200,
Ludovic Courtès wrote:
> In its spare time, Hydra happily builds NixOS GNU/Linux ISO images
> (granted, that’s not quite a “GNU ISO” yet, but hey):
>   http://hydra.nixos.org/job/gnu/gnu-on-linux/iso_minimal
>   http://hydra.nixos.org/job/gnu/gnu-on-linux/iso_minimal/latest
> GNU software on those images is built straight from the VCS: the very
> latest glibc, Coreutils, grep, tar, etc., and (most importantly) Guile!
> The complete list is shown under the “Build Inputs” tab.
> Technically, the complete Nixpkgs bootstrap is done using the latest
> packages.  So for instance the Coreutils/grep/etc. binaries are linked
> against the latest Glibc, and in turn each package’s build system runs
> these binaries, and voilà!  (That’s a simplification of the actual
> bootstrap process, but you get the idea.)

Nice.  I was able to boot it successfully under QEMU (it took a while to
get to the prompt).

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