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Re: Containers on Guix

From: David Thompson
Subject: Re: Containers on Guix
Date: Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:10:14 -0500
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Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:

>> A container is programs or full os running in an isolated environment.
>> For a full container with rootfs, we can:
>>   build the rootfs:
>>     of Guix:    by using a form of `guix system init'
> I think it’s enough and cheaper to build the system (as per ‘guix system
> build’) and to bind-mount its closure in the container’s file system.

I'm having trouble with this approach.  pflask tries to create a /proc
directory but can't because that would be writing to the store.  Do I
need to bind-mount each sub-directory within the /gnu/store/...-system
directory so that the root of the container directory is still writable?

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