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Re: [Sharing store/state between Nix and Guix]: How stable is it?

From: Pjotr Prins
Subject: Re: [Sharing store/state between Nix and Guix]: How stable is it?
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 05:50:44 +0000
User-agent: Mutt/1.6.2 (2016-07-01)

On Mon, Feb 06, 2017 at 04:14:04PM -0600, rohit yadav wrote:
>    Hi,
>    Is there anyone who has experimented with above mentioned idea? In theory
>    it may be possible, I am just wondering how stable is it? Assuming, I
>    installed a package with guix, it should change the database, create a new
>    profile. As long as ~/.nix-profile or ~/.guix-profile points to current
>    profile I should see the changes in list of packages in the current
>    generation. So, at higher level it should almost be indistinguishable
>    whether nix or guix is used to manage the profiles.

Yes, it is perfectly safe and some people do that. Note that I would
not *share* the DB and store - just have them separate and they
coexist fine.

>    Is there any plan to change the nix core completely (reimplement using
>    scheme guile) in the future?

When someone feels the itch it may happen. At FOSDEM someone joked
that we should support the Nix language in Guix - i.e., write a Nix to
Guile interpreter to support Nix packages live in Guix. Alternatively
run two daemons.



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