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Re: Building Guix

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Building Guix
Date: Fri, 09 May 2014 22:22:32 +0200
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Pjotr Prins <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Fri, May 09, 2014 at 12:57:18PM +0200, Pjotr Prins wrote:
>> Interestingly I found a Guix expression in Nixpkgs! It is dated, guix-0.3, 
>> but works. Anything I need to know to update that to guix-0.6? I may do just 
>> that :)
> Two questions:
> 1. Why is guile not simply a build dependency?

It is: it’s listed in ‘buildInputs’.

> 2. What do we do with the store? I know Nix should move to /gnu ;) My
> personal solution would be to hard link between /nix and /gnu. Will
> the default be good enough?

Dunno, we could leave the default.

> It will be a good thing to maintain this Nix package until Guix comes
> with all the binary installation options that Nix has.

What do you mean?

I think there are a couple of distros for which Guix packages exists
(Arch and openSUSE, perhaps Gentoo, IIRC.)


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