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Re: [PATCH] Creating a docker image with Guix

From: Chris Marusich
Subject: Re: [PATCH] Creating a docker image with Guix
Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 08:24:18 -0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)

Ricardo Wurmus <address@hidden> writes:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>> I’m not familiar enough with Docker but I’m under the impression that we
>> should be able to generate an image without even using Docker.  :-)
> The attached patch adds a Docker export feature, so you can do this:
>     docker load < \
>       $(guix archive --export-docker-image=$(readlink -f ~/.guix-profile))
> [...]
> I used it successfully to build an Emacs Docker image like this:
>     guix environment --ad-hoc coreutils bash emacs-no-x-toolkit
>     docker load < $(guix archive --export-docker-image=$GUIX_ENVIRONMENT)

Wow!  That's pretty cool.  If it's this easy to make a Docker image, I'm
sure it'll be a good incentive for Docker users to try out Guix!

What happens if I invoke this command while GC is trying to delete the
specified path?

> +;; See
> +(define (config layer time)
> +  "Generate a minimal image configuratio for the given LAYER file."

Minor typo.


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