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Re: GNU Guix & GuixSD 0.16.0 released

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: GNU Guix & GuixSD 0.16.0 released
Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 19:03:44 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/26.1 (gnu/linux)


Giovanni Biscuolo <address@hidden> skribis:

> Ludovic Courtès <address@hidden> writes:
>> Pjotr Prins <address@hidden> skribis:
>>> Yesterday I gave a passionate 'I love Guix' lightning talk about Guix
>>> packages at the biohackathon in Japan. Many people after approached me
>>> and said that the website is confusing them because it looks like it
>>> is promoting a Linux distribution... I know this is an old topic, but
>>> it would be nice if we found a way to promote Guix packaging as it
>>> works so well outside GuixSD.
>> Yes, that should be a nice side-effect of calling everything “Guix”.
> does this mean that "guix system" is capable of
> instantiating/reconfiguring an operating-system declaration (services
> included) even outside GuixSD?
> AFAIK for this we need Sheperd as PID 1 and I do not know how I can get
> it on a systemd based (or any other different PID 1) distro

The only thing that doesn’t work on a foreign distro is ‘guix system
reconfigure’, understandably.  The rest works exactly the same way.


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