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Re: ‘guix publish’ now compresses archives

From: Tomáš Čech
Subject: Re: ‘guix publish’ now compresses archives
Date: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:10:29 +0200
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On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 09:12:53AM -0400, Thompson, David wrote:
On Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 9:05 AM, Tomáš Čech <address@hidden> wrote:

First, I'm not saying that we should do that for every archive, but I
think that having a way how to automatically export this information
would be great and I see it as a week point for using Guix packages as
alternative to Snappy or Flatpak.

I don't really understand the point of this back-and-forth.  It's
quite simple: If the user builds the same package expression with the
same version of Guix, they will get the same result if the build is


I don't understand the contrast with Snappy and Flatpak because they
don't provide this feature at all, opting instead to provide opaque
binaries with no real provenance.

Snappy and Flatpak does not provide this feature but Guix could.

I can only assume that there is some fundamental misunderstanding
about Guix going on here.

I don't think so. My guess is that you're using Guix too much as OS
and too little as package manager in another OS.

Nevermind, enough of this. It seems that noone is interested in that


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