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Re: Self-contained Guix tarball

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Self-contained Guix tarball
Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:57:20 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Pjotr Prins <address@hidden> skribis:

> The tar-ball works a treat!! Simply download and
>    tar -C / --lzip -xvf guix-tarball- 
>    export ~/.guix-profile/bin:$PATH
> Add the build users, update the /gnu/store permissions

Normally guix-daemon adjusts the permissions/ownership of /gnu/store
automatically nowadays, so that part shouldn’t even be needed.

> Very nice. GNU Guix out of a box. No more installation pain. 
> The tar-ball should go in the standard download directory. I would
> name the tar ball with something 'binary', maybe add the supported
> Linux versions (3.x?) and the architecture in the name. Just to be
> complete. There may be other editions later.

Yes, something like guix-binary-0.8.2.x86_64.tar.gz?

I guess we’ll publish it for the next release.

Thanks for your feedback!


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