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Re: Introducing GNU Guix

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Introducing GNU Guix
Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:30:27 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130005 (Ma Gnus v0.5) Emacs/24.2 (gnu/linux)


Adam Spiers <address@hidden> skribis:

> So you should probably not worry too much about any overlap with Guix,
> although it *may* be instructive to consider the fundamental design
> differences between a symlink-based approach and one which does not
> rely on symlinks.

Note that Nix & Guix use one directory per package, and thus resort to
symlink forests for user environments too (see page 61 and later of

The same effect could be achieved with a unionfs such as


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