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Re: Installing guix packages without root permissions (in HPC environmen
Re: Installing guix packages without root permissions (in HPC environments)
Thu, 19 Jan 2017 12:55:30 +0100
Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.1 (gnu/linux)
Pjotr Prins <address@hidden> skribis:
> On Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 10:42:09PM +0100, Ludovic Courtès wrote:
>> Also, if we look at the big picture of non-root usage, this solution
>> addresses the most hostile environments: no user namespaces, no
>> container-spawning facility, no root guix-daemon, etc. Granted, these
>> hostile environments are still commonplace in HPC, so that’s good. :-)
> Yes, if this works it will be rather good and create awareness for
> Guix. Another use-case may be firefox plugins - or other software that
> wants to install binaries. Maybe they'll wake up to guix too. From a
> developers point of view Guix is awesome because it creates
> reproducible environments that we can develop against. What more do we
> need ;). We are now using it for a bug hunt on sambamba which only
> segfaults on particular HPC setups. The guix relocatable installer is
> going to help.
> I'll take the installer to the level that we can do one-step installs
> and provide a few packages for download to reach out to certain
> communities (dlang and elixir come to mind).
For these “guix archive -f docker” may also be handy (and safer)?