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

From: rohit yadav
Subject: Re: [Sharing store/state between Nix and Guix]: How stable is it?
Date: Tue, 7 Feb 2017 09:16:02 -0600

On Mon, Feb 6, 2017 at 11:50 PM, Pjotr Prins <address@hidden> wrote:
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.
Actually my question was whether DB and Store can be shared. Guix and Nix only changes the databases depending on what is installed and updating the current generation.​

>    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.
​- Yes, that may be useful. This way we can benefit from the work of NixOS community.​



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