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Re: It's time to build "guix deploy"

From: Pjotr Prins
Subject: Re: It's time to build "guix deploy"
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:25:44 +0100
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On Mon, Feb 11, 2019 at 09:57:59AM -0500, Christopher Lemmer Webber wrote:
> Pjotr Prins writes:
> > I am also interested in 'guix deploy', especially if it can run on top
> > of Debian and handle HOME directories.
> I should also say: I'm not considering how "guix deploy" could or would
> handle running on top of Debian *or* handle HOME directories.  Both of
> those feel out of scope to me, but for different reasons:
>  - "guix deploy" would deploy by, well, building guix system profiles
>    and then pushing them out.  So I'm not sure how Debian would fit in
>    there...
>  - Mutable state of the system is hard to tackle.  We might need to
>    tackle some degree of it, but I think that would be in
>    post-install-hooks type things which might sometimes do that
>    on server?

Sure. There was a message recently about having Guix doing
'outer' state too. I lost what thread it was in. I am interested not
least because I need a transition path to GuixSD. If we were on VMs it
would be relatively easy, but our servers are on bare metal.


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