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Re: Guix Paths
Re: Guix Paths
Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:06:21 +0200
On 2020-09-21 3:32, Buttery Pancake wrote:
I was looking at a NixCon 2019 session called "Guix from the Nix
I am wondering why Guix chose `/var/guix` path instead of
`/gnu/var/guix` or `/guix/var/guix`, as Nix uses `/nix/var/nix`?
Only Ludo' can answer this, but I think it's an attempt to follow
FHS/GNU directory standards. Similar to how --localstatedir is wrong by
I considered it a bike shed until recently, when I first heard of people
putting /gnu and /var on separate btrfs subvolumes for snapshotting. A
bad idea on most distributions, of course, but Guix's database and store
really are one unit -- like data and metadata. If your database gets
corrupted, lost, or significantly out of sync, Guix will happily delete
store items to match it, up to and including the last glibc. Ask me how
I do think that having only one or two directories under root, `/gnu`
and/or `/guix` is better, instead of having Guix related files under
multiple directories (/var, /run etc.). It will be neat, clean and
Moving the database to /gnu makes sense, but the rest of /var/guix
belongs in /var. Same for /run: it's the right place for what's there.
Don't let's reinvent the FHS poorly under /gnu. It's already pretty
neat, and we're already unique.
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