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Re: Guix-devel Digest, Vol 37, Issue 133

From: David Craven
Subject: Re: Guix-devel Digest, Vol 37, Issue 133
Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:02:45 +0200

> USE flags a la Gentoo are not compatible with Guix because it means
> that package expressions are no longer self-contained and rely upon
> external global state.  That means that builds are no longer
> deterministic.

Build determinism is only relevant for binary caching so if someone
changes the default USE flags then he's building the packages
him/herself. Using different USE flags also would yield a different
build script so the mapping from .drv => binary would still be

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