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Re: Creating a docker image with Guix

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Creating a docker image with Guix
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 13:38:10 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Jan Nieuwenhuizen <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ricardo Wurmus writes:
>> I just played around with Docker and built up a command to create a
>> Docker image for Emacs.
> Nice!
>> Can anyone find a more elegant way to do this?
>> guix environment --ad-hoc \
>>     coreutils bash emacs-no-x-toolkit -- \
>>     sh -c 'tar -c $(guix gc --requisites $GUIX_ENVIRONMENT) | \
>>            docker import -c "ONBUILD RUN [\"$GUIX_ENVIRONMENT/bin/ln\", 
>> \"-s\", \"$GUIX_ENVIRONMENT/bin\", \"/bin\"]" - emacs-base' \
>>            && echo -e "FROM emacs-base\nCMD [\"/bin/emacs\"]" | \
>>            docker build -
> Could this be used to package and deploy our cross built guile.exe?
> I find myself kind of waiting for some inspiration to take the next
> step in the MinGW cross builds...

For MinGW, I think it’d be more convenient to just create a standalone
tarball like we do for the Guix binary tarball installation (does Docker
now run on Windows anyway?).

The ‘guix pack’ command I have in mind would generalize what “make
guix-binary.x86_64-linux.tar.xz” does.


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