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Re: #850644: RFP: Guix in Debian

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: #850644: RFP: Guix in Debian
Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 23:42:37 +0200
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Vagrant Cascadian <address@hidden> skribis:

> It still needs a way to get the bootstrap binaries (bash, mkdir, tar and
> xz) from Guix; right now they're binaries shipped in the source!
> Ludovic Courtès worked on a patch that would in theory download those at
> run-time, but that is not yet working...

On the ‘core-updates’ branch, these four files are now downloaded as
needed (they are “fixed-output derivations” at the bottom of the
dependency graph):

The binaries are gone from that branch.

It may be weeks before it’s merged to master, but we’re making progress!


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