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Re: Scope of support for Guix on other distros

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Re: Scope of support for Guix on other distros
Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2017 05:21:20 -0400
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Tobias Platen <address@hidden> writes:

> On 02.10.2017 20:52, Christopher Allan Webber wrote:
>> 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.

All of our binary substitutes are built with a store prefix of /gnu.
Using a different store prefix requires bootstrapping the entire system
from source code, once per core-updates cycle, and also doing frequent
rebuilds of upper layers of the stack to keep up with the updates on our
master branch.  Most users won't want to do this.


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