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plz is there a roadmap for a more resilient substitutes infrastructure?

From: Giovanni Biscuolo
Subject: plz is there a roadmap for a more resilient substitutes infrastructure?
Date: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 13:16:03 +0100


recently users and developers are facing hard to manage problems due to
the maintainance of and its proxy [1]
since 23 Oct 2018

unfortunately many recent reports from users in help-guix and guix-devel
mailing list clearly shows that it's still not a
solution, since several missing substitutes are forcing users to "build
the world" [2]

please is there a roadmap in GNU and/or Guix devel team to address this

GuixSD is now well known in the free software community, please
aknowledge that this king of problems are detrimental to project

given the prolonged issue, please also consider writing an *official*
blog post explaining the current situation and steps adopted to prevent
similar issues in the future

Me and many others would be very happy to help building a more resilient
substitutes infrastructure: just tell us how to do

for example:

1. is there a method to "replicate the whole store of an official server
(e.g. once healed)" so we can just "guix publish" a
*complete* mirror? In this case a ready to use official
mirror-config.scm could be useful

2. is there an official mirrors directory users can look at when needed?

3. is there a plan to build a service similar to (I looked on the web but did not find any
reference to such plan)



[2] peronally I'm trying to install a bare-bones.scm machine in a VM and
guix is compiling many many packages, including texlive... :-S (using as substitute URL)


Giovanni Biscuolo

Xelera IT Infrastructures

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