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Re: Release imminent!
Re: Release imminent!
Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:22:33 +0100
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Nikita Karetnikov <address@hidden> skribis:
> 1. Can we change quotes?
Not in Texinfo source: Texinfo (and TeX) interpret ASCII quotation marks
and emit the right thing.
> 2. "The build procedure for Guix is the same as for other GNU
> software, and are not covered here." 
> I think that it would be better to change it like this: "The build
> procedure for Guix is the same as for other GNU software and it is not
> covered here."
> 3. Could anyone add more about these?
> Disable compression of the build logs.
> Disable automatic file "deduplication" in the store.
> Do compression and optimization have any disadvantages?
Not really. I’ll add something about that.
> 4. "as a unprivileged user"  should be changed to "as an
> unprivileged user."
> 5. Will it be possible to change 'guix-daemon' to run without root
> privileges and also catch impurities?
> I read the corresponding section. Does it describe the current
> state of Guix or the limitations of the GNU system?
On GNU/Linux and GNU/kFreeBSD, chroot(2) is only available to root; on
GNU/Hurd, unprivileged users can use it too.
> 6. "By default, `guix-daemon' launches build processes under different
> UIDs, taken from the build group specified with
> `--build-users-group'. In addition, each build process is run in a
> chroot environment that only contains the subset of the store that
> the build process depends on, as specified by its derivation (*note
> derivation: Programming Interface.), plus a set of specific system
> directories." 
> I guess that "runs" should be used instead of "is run."
No, because it means “is run [by the daemon] in a chroot environment”.
> 7. "The command provides the obvious install, remove, and upgrade
> operations. Each invocation is actually a _transaction_: either the
> specified operation succeeds, or nothing happens. Thus, if the
> `guix-package' processed is terminated during the transaction, or if a
> power outage occurs during the transaction, then the user's profile
> remains in its previous state, and remains usable." 
> Will it be possible to resume the terminated transaction later?
> It's useful if you have a bad connection.
Of course. If you hit C-c in the middle of an installation, you can
start over, and only packages that have not been built yet will get
> 8. "The `guix-gc' command has three modes of operations: it can be
> used [...]" 
> It would be better to remove "of operations."
Hmm, I just removed the ‘s’. :-)
> 9. What is the difference between 'guix-build' and 'guix-package -i'?
> And why do we need both?
> 'guix-package -i' creates a new profile, right?
‘guix-build’ is for packagers, when you want to build something without
actually adding it to your profile, whereas ‘guix-package -i’ is for
when you want to add something to your profile.
Do you think this should be clarified somehow?
Re: Release imminent!, Nikita Karetnikov, 2013/01/15
Re: Release imminent!, Ludovic Courtès, 2013/01/18
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