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Re: NPM and trusted binaries

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: NPM and trusted binaries
Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:25:12 +0200
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Pjotr Prins <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Tue, Sep 06, 2016 at 11:48:04AM -0400, Thompson, David wrote:
>> On Sun, Sep 4, 2016 at 10:11 AM, Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> wrote:
>> >    * add --binary option to importer, sets (arguments (#:binary? #t))
>> This violates a core principle of Guix: reproducible builds.  I don't
>> support patches that encourage using pre-built binaries.
> In principle I agree. We want to be able to read the code.
> Still, I think Guix would benefit from a somewhat more relaxed stance
> in this.

It’s part of Guix’s mission to build from source whenever that is
possible, which is the case here, AIUI.

We know from previous discussions that some compilers can no longer be
built from source; we already have exceptions for these.


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