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Re: Compatibility between Nix and Guix

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: Compatibility between Nix and Guix
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2019 22:00:26 +0200
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Tobias Geerinckx-Rice via Development of GNU Guix and the GNU System 
distribution. <address@hidden> writes:

> The Guix manual says:
>> Guix is compatible with Nix, so it is possible to share the same
>> store between
>> both. To do so, you must pass configure not only the same
>> --with-store-dir
>> value, but also the same --localstatedir value. The latter is
>> essential because
>> it specifies where the database that stores metadata about the store
>> is
>> located, among other things. The default values for Nix are
>> --with-store-dir=/nix/store and --localstatedir=/nix/var. Note that
>> --disable-daemon is not required if your goal is to share the store
>> with Nix.
> Unless somebody objects, I'd like to (wait for it) nix this from the
> manual entirely.

I don’t object to removing it.  In fact, I’d be happy to see it vanish.


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