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Re: LWN article on Guix

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: LWN article on Guix
Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2013 12:08:11 +0200
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Andreas Enge <address@hidden> skribis:

> Am Dienstag, 20. August 2013 schrieb Ludovic Courtès:
>> If you’ve missed it, the Aug. 1st edition of Linux Weekly News (LWN) had
>> an article about Guix: .
> Thanks for the link!
>> It’s well written and conveys the important ideas, though there are a
>> couple of misunderstandings
> Rather annoying is the misunderstanding in: "For example, Guix's package 
> store model works by linking a single directory in the system-wide store to 
> a directory in the user's profile. This assumes that a package only 
> installs files to one location, which is often not the case. Packages that 
> install content in multiple output directories (e.g., /usr/bin and 
> /usr/share/doc) are split up into separate pieces for Guix, so the GNU 
> Distribution's glib package contains the Glibc binaries, while glib:doc 
> contains its corresponding documentation."
> Each file is symlinked separately, and splitting into several packages is 
> just an option (like in this case to avoid that a user needs to install 
> heavy documentation).

Yeah, indeed.


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