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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: Tue, 03 Oct 2017 05:38:42 -0500
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Mark H Weaver writes:

> 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.

I still think a hilarious option would be to "graft" every output to
/usr/gnu or /opt/gnu but I think nobody else is on board with this ;)

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