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Re: Building, packaging and updating Guix with confidence

From: zimoun
Subject: Re: Building, packaging and updating Guix with confidence
Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2022 14:52:08 +0200

Hi Josselin,

Thank you for the clear explanations.

On mer., 06 juil. 2022 at 22:01, Josselin Poiret <> wrote:


> What I personally think, is that we should rationalize the way we
> interact with Guix source: a running Guix should always be able to hold
> a reference to its source.  The guix package or future equivalent
> (ie. good for internal consumption) should always refer to that same
> source, but that will also require factoring the daemon (and extensions)
> out of the repository, so that the C code doesn't get compiled again on
> every unrelated commit.  Finally, and I think this is the most
> challenging one, we should try to keep the differences between a) and c)
> to the minimum, meaning that one way of building has to go.  This is a
> big change, conceptually and technically, and I understand that this
> might be way more complicated that we'd like, but I think this needs to
> be done at some point.

Now #53210 [1] is closed, it improves the situation, right?  Is it
enough for the C extension you are working on?

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