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Re: Scope of support for Guix on other distros

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: Re: Scope of support for Guix on other distros
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:52:19 -0500
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ng0 writes:

> Christopher Allan Webber transcribed 0.6K bytes:
>> Konrad Hinsen writes:
>> > On 02/10/2017 11:18, David Seaward wrote:
>> >
>> >> To what extent is support for other distros a priority for the Guix
>> >> project? In other words, explicitly planning to make Guix available as
>> >> an alternate installation source on non-Guix-SD distros.
>> >
>> > That's already possible right now. Go to the download page and check for 
>> > "GNU Guix 0.13.0 Binary". This is Guix for other Linux distros, as a 
>> > look at the installation instructions will confirm. I am using this on a 
>> > Ubuntu 16.04 LTS installation on my laptop.
>> >
>> > Konrad.
>> It would still be nice if we provided .deb/.rpm/etc files on that page.
> By my own observation, systems including Guix either officially
> or by third-party / community methods:


> Archlinux:
> Gentoo:

These provide Guix in their own upstream repository so I think it would
be good to mention on the Download page.

> Debian: from past discussion and on request from Whonix iirc it is currently
>         not possible due to Debian Packaging Standards (expected package
>         behavior) or something along the lines, see guix-devel archives.
> Fedora:
> Slackware:
>            is on 0.12, needs an update. Any slacker up for that task?
>            Otherwise, ping the maintainer:
>            > Maintained by: Hunter Sezen

Since these don't provide Guix in the main repo (and Debian won't
because we violate the FHS with /gnu/) we could probably auto-generate
the .deb or .rpm from some gexp?

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