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Re: Scope of support for Guix on other distros

From: Tobias Platen
Subject: Re: Scope of support for Guix on other distros
Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2017 09:48:06 +0200
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On 02.10.2017 20:52, Christopher Allan Webber wrote:
> 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:
> Cool!
>> 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
Parabola also has guix, but an outdated version [1]. I installed the
latest binary version on my Parabola system, which I downloaded from
> 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? 
Debian also includes GNUstep which lives in /usr/gnustep. Maybe /gnu
could be moves to /usr/gnu on Debian.


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